Your child has started school, but it seems that your child is not adapting as well as you taught it would. If your child is having trouble with reading, and with all your efforts, the child is still facing certain difficulties; the chances are that your child has dyslexia. Do not take it tragically and be angry that your child is found in that situation.
Dyslexia is very much be kept under control, and as soon as you discover it, the less likely your child will have any consequences.
Dyslexia is one of the causes of learning problems, and school failure. This applies not only to the reading disorder, but is a syndrome that consists of many different symptoms and can affect the understanding, reasoning, speech, writing, and even computing. According to statistics, 2-8% of school age children have dyslexia, but it can also occur in adults.
Children with developmental reading disorder may have difficulty in recognizing the conceptual meanings of words or translating words into a comprehensible idea. In this case the reading fails to fulfill its primary task, which is the transfer of information.
Dyslexia is not caused by damage to brain structures or vision problems. it Usually comes to children satisfactory average intelligence and is considered to be a disorder of higher brain functions. Symptoms vary, but most often include instability of memory for letters, numbers, or entire words.
As for the writing, children that are facing dyslexia usually tend to transfer or improperly write letters. Reading is slow and difficult; children often read aloud or move their lips when they read text the accompanying the text with finger.
The children that have dyslexia often have problems with concentration, which is weakened and fleeting. Sometimes disorder appears with other motor function and children late or difficult to learn to orient left – right, tie shoelace, and quite clumsy in some physical activity, Sometimes they have and somatic symptoms (headache, dizziness), and some can preserve involuntary bedwetting.
Because of all these possible difficulties that carry dyslexia, the child may appear a feeling of insecurity and incompetence with low self-esteem. Dyslexia does not engulf all people equally; the symptoms will vary in intensity, so some dyslexics have serious difficulty with
How can parents help their dyslexic child?
If a child is diagnosed with dyslexia, it is important that parents do not feel guilty and do blame neither child nor teachers. There are ways in which parents can help the child to leave the ends with this problem. One of the most important steps a frank discussion with your child about dyslexia.
Parents should educate and meet with dyslexia to be able to teach a child to apply some of the techniques that will facilitate learning child. This is possible by using the game; reading fairy tales, playing chess or using memory cards; multisensory learning which includes several senses at the same time: touch, sight, movement and sound; writing in the sand, using color in learning, frequent repetition and making reminders, establishing a daily routine that enables a child to predict the sequence of events and the like.
The child will most effectively helped by early acknowledging and recognizing the disorder and consistent and persistent implementation of exercises under the supervision of a professional. A child needs a strong support of the environment, because of the possible emotional problems. Help your child to focus on the positive experience and acceptance of self and daily reinforces self-confidence.