It is true what they say, “Children are like wet cement; whatever falls on them makes an impression.”
For children who have dyslexia, the brain has a tough time connecting letters to the sounds they make and then blending those sounds into words. So, to a dyslexic kid; the word “mice” might read as “ecim” which is vice versa. Because of such mix-ups, reading can be quite tedious for them.
Sometimes a child might have some difficulties in learning and can be mistaken for a lack of sincerity or considered careless.
(10) VALUABLE TIPS to deal with Dyslexia include:
- Boost the child’s self-confidence who has dyslexia always as they do feel at times that they are not good enough.
- Make a daily checklist for the child. Encourage a daily routine to help develop the child’s own self-reliance.
- Encourage the child to have good handwriting and please treat them the same as any other child. Remember, it is imperative to give sufficient extra time to the child to finish the work.
- Make sure the child is seated closer to the teacher as will encourage the child to ask relevant questions when they don’t understand.
- Teachers could use different colour markers for each line if there is a lot of written information on the board, or underline every second line with a different coloured marker.
- When homework is given; it is important to check that the child correctly notes down exactly what is required.
- As and whenever possible; avoid having the child copy text from a book or a board; such kids could be given printouts.
- Not only written; see whether such students can verbally answer questions confidently.
- Children should be encouraged to do yoga and meditation.
- Create a positive and encouraging environment, where a dyslexic child will experience the feeling of success and self-value.
In conclusion; don’t fear Dyslexia or consider it a big problem, it can definitely be sorted out with the right intent and approach. And remember don’t give up hope ever.
About the writer: Minoo Jokhi is a Mathemagician cum Memory Development Trainer based in Mumbai, India. He trains people of all ages right from 4 to 80 years of age and shows them how to increase their Memory-Power and once and for all shatter the myth that memory is neither good nor bad but in reality, is trained or untrained. Readers can contact him via email at [email protected] or follow him at http://www.minoojokhi.in/