Does My Child Have Dyslexia?

So many parents ask me that question. I get that question from parents that homeschool as well as those that don’t. Sometimes I even get that question from parents of gifted children. Yes, even gifted children can and often do have areas of perception that aren’t working as efficiently as they should and could and as a result even gifted children often work harder than they need to.

The term dyslexia means reading difficulty. Many children have reading difficulties. The key is to understand what the underlying causes of the reading or writing difficulties are. Some children have difficulties with one or two of the areas of auditory processing that affect learning. Some children have problems with one or two of the areas of visual processing that affect learning. Some children have a combination of auditory and visual processing areas that aren’t working as efficiently as they should be.

There are several things you need to know as a parent to help your child in addition to the type of program that is best suited to help your child.

  1. You can help your child when you know what the underlying causes are
  2. You can help your child have greater access to learning
  3. You can give your child a 2 – 4 year advantage in reading, writing, and math in just minutes a day

Find out what you need to know to help your child in minutes a day at http://dyslexiahelpnow.com.

Hope this is helpful.

Bonnie Terry, M.Ed., BCET

  1. Rachel
    December 17th, 2009 at 06:42
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    This is great – it is so unusual to see someone actually recognising that not all incidences of dyslexia have the same underlying cause! There is another useful page here, with a table summarising the various possible causes of reading difficulty and their symptoms:
    http://www.easyreadsystem.com/info/dyslexia.html

  2. bonnieterry
    December 17th, 2009 at 14:31
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    Thanks – I know what you mean. I was speaking with a parent a few days ago that knew her son had trouble with visual processing, but she didn’t realize that there are 9 areas of visual processing that affect learning and if you know what the specific areas are and target them, you can make a world of difference, make learning so much easier. To find out more, download the FREE e-book Understanding LD & Dyslexia, valued at $19.95 at http://bonnieterry.com/screentool/


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