Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Dyslexia - A new beginning...

A New Beginning


When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”
 ~ Author Unknown

I had lost my blog title and could not renew my web log. My previous web log was at: www.parentingdyslexia.com. However, my son managed to retrieve the blog posts and we have opened a new account. I will post some of the previous posts as we go along.

I have decided to write again as I am currently teaching a ‘learning disabled’ kid ( I don’t like that term but…) and I see the same pattern as in all my previous students. I think ‘Disengaged learners’ would better describe these students. They shut down when things taught to them do not make sense to them.

I am writing again because I have read research reports that say there has been a 75% reduction in students classified as reading-disabled after research-based approaches have been introduced.

My passion for this subject is from the fact that all my ‘dyslexic’ students can read well after about 3 months of coaching on a one-on-one basis. All these students enjoy reading after they have learned to read. In fact, they look forward to coming to my tuition class because their self-esteem had returned. They are told, by me, again and again, that it is not they who are stupid but the ‘English Language’.

Most reading problems are preventable. I am enthusiastic again after seeing the parents of the current kid I am teaching getting so excited that their son can now read.

I hope that parents with similar kids can benefit from this web-log.

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