'Is your child a poor reader?
If it's so, the problem
could be just the tip of the iceberg. Top psychologists
explain what you can do to
improve your child's chances of success.'
that between 60% and 80% of children suffer from impaired reading( dyslexia
). This puts them at a distinct diadvantage at school - which will result in
even larger problems later in life. Is your child amongst them?
A dyslexic child
will reverse words, write letters back-to-front (e.g "b" and "d"
are often confused), and get the better sequence of the words wrong. They also
lose their place in continously, leave sentences out and re-read aline twice,
spell phonetically and inconsistently. If this describes your child, you neefd
HOW PARENTS CAN HELP CHILDREN WITH DYSLEXIA:
aloud under supervision home goes a long way to improving matters. If a
parent checks the reading lesson by asking questions on comprehension and
tests the child's spelling of the
words, there is always an improvement.
If it's a
toddler, put the child on your lap and "read" a picture book together.
This creates love for books and the written word.
chidren to the library. Enrol them as members. Let them attend the weekly
library so they can hear books being read out loud.
Star the child's own library
at home. Ownership of a library is a great incentive.
Let your children
page through your magazines. Older kids can read Dad's sport pages in the
Find out your
child's intererts and buy books that correspond with them.
Buy word games
like "Scrabble", "Word Puzzles" etc.
the completion of crooswords.
Buy a good
dictionary and encourage them to consult it for definitions and spelling.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE AT :
.Centre for Dylexia
Tel: (012) 332 3734
Tel: (014) 743 0238
P.O Box 1652, Naboomsprit 0560
Reading Disabilities: www.readbygrade3.com