I have explained why languages such as English can be challenging for a person with dyslexia. There is often no clear connection between the written form and sound. For example, words such as 'cough' and 'dough', cut and put. Different pronunciation for similar words like wind (as in the Westerly wind) and wind (as in wind down the window), words spelled differently and pronounced similarly like quay and key, pear and pair, words with silent letters like island and debt and many other problems that I have pointed out in my articles in 2010.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
We have read about many famous dyslexics in my blog and other sites on the internet. Here is another successful dyslexic author, Debbie Macomber.
Debbie Macomber was born on October 22, 1948 in Yakima, Washington, U.S.A. She is a dyslexic, and when she first decided to write a novel she had only a High School Degree and also was the very young mother of four active children.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Among the many definitions of dyslexia one definition I can accept is ‘To have more difficulty learning to read (in English) and dealing with text than would be expected for a given cognitive ability’.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
The following is a face book message received from one of my readers, Heidi Kroner, on what she had read in a book. This confirms my observation of my dyslexic students who have a problem only in reading in English but read fluently in Malay and Han Yu Pin Yin.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
I have written about my dyslexic students shutting down during class in my article: Unlearn dated Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I recommend you to read that article before continuing with this article. Do read the comments from one of my favourite readers.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I am copying articles from the internet which are just blatant lies about dyslexia. These lies are perpetrated by businessmen who only want to make money at the expense of parents of so-called dyslexic children.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I was dyslexic; I had no understanding of school-work whatsoever.
I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons
I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested
in something, I don't grasp it.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
What is reading comprehension?Reading comprehension is the ability to get meaning from what you read. It is the ultimate goal in reading. Continued reading will help build the vocabulary and general knowledge base that is so important for reading comprehension.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Two weeks ago a friend rang me and asked me to see a 19 years old student whom he thought was dyslexic. I explained to him that I have not taught any child beyond year 6 (13 years old). He pleaded with me and I finally relented saying that I’ll just help to find out if the child is dyslexic.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
I have written about reading sometime back but have decided to write again as I believe this is very important for all parents and especially parents with dyslexic children.
A parent's primary responsibility in preparing a child to be a good reader is to read to the child every day, beginning early in life and continuing into his teens. I believe, my siblings and I are avid readers because my mother used to read to us every day from the time we were about 4 years old. It comes to me as no surprise that my 5 children are also avid readers because either my wife or I will read to them every day before they go to bed.