This page will answer questions commonly asked by students and parents.
- What is dyslexia?
- Can my dyslexia make other school work harder?
- Is it okay if I read poems, comic books, and magazines instead of books all of the time?
- Can you give me some easy strategies to practice at home when I read?
Dyslexia is neurological in origin resulting from differences in
the structure and function of the brain. Dyslexia is not due to
either lack of intelligence or desire to learn. Although dyslexia
is a life-long condition, with appropriate interventions,
dyslexics can learn successfully.
It most definitely can because reading and thinking is
everywhere. However, you can use the strategies you learn with
every class and subject.
Of course it is! Every time you read anything you are practicing
your strategies. Constantly ask yourself if you are understanding
things while you are reading them. Relate what you are reading to
other things in your life and world.
1.Look at the pictures for meaning.
2.Use your eyes or fingers to make it match.
3.Get your mouth ready for the beginning letter.
4.Ask: Does it look right?
Does it sound right?
Does it make sense?
5. Look for words or word parts you know that are hiding in
6. Start over to fix it up or to check it.
7. Reread the story or article for better understanding. Have someone else read it to you after you have to make sure you understood it. Then read it again. So remember: Read,Listen,Read.