Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dyselxia – Is the teaching method at fault- 3

For a number of weeks I have talked about the struggles associated with learning to read.
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.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Dyslexia - is the teachng method at fault - 2

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

Dyslexia – Is the teaching method at fault?


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

Extended School service - ESY

The following is extracted from an e-mail sent to me. It is for those residing in USA who may not be aware of the facilities available to them. Hope this helps at least one parent living in USA.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dyslexia - Transparent and opaque orthographies

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.