Help is Here for Dyslexia

Barry Lee

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  • in reply to: Can you be cured of dyslexia? #1985

    Barry Lee
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    It makes no sense to talk of ‘cure’ when dyslexia is not a disease. Dyslexics simply have different brains that find reading difficult, just as some of us find piano playing difficult. However our society places such great emphasis on reading and spelling that dyslexia can undoubtedly present problems – most of which stem from others’ lack of recognition and understanding. However, many dyslexics, have exceptional ‘holistic’ visuospatial skills and they value the gifts which their dyslexia has given them, and so do some employers who understand the talents that dyslexia can confer. There are many opportunities for dyslexics, particularly since the development of computer and film technologies has created a huge demand for programming, artistic and graphic design skills.

  • in reply to: Professionals who might help a child with dyslexia #1984

    Barry Lee
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    There are specific teaching methods to help kids with dyslexia. You may have heard about an approach called Orton–Gillingham (OG). It was the first to use instruction that is highly structured, sequential and multisensory. A number of research-based reading programs are based on OG. This type of instruction is known as multisensory structured language education (MSLE). Experts often consider MSLE the gold standard for teaching kids with dyslexia to read.

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