Dyslexia in children, what do you know about it? You can identify it through some symptoms. If your child is found to have this problem, you should know the treatment.
What is dyslexia and what are its symptoms?
What is dyslexia?
– If your child has dyslexia, they will find difficulty memorizing songs, for example. This is because they reverse syllables or add additional syllables (book becomes bookook) This happens repeatedly and constantly and keeps them from learning to read, even if they are intelligent.
– They may be repeating parts of sentences like: I went to… I went to Dubai.
– They may omit a syllable of the word, like saying daught instead of daughter.
– In this case, they may also find difficulty distinguishing vowels like saying: Fool instead of feel.
– They also cannot move quickly from the end of the line they read to the beginning of the next line.
– This problem can make it harder to recall names of things easily. They may also find it difficult to understand puzzles and the meaning of jokes.
How is dyslexia treated?
If your child is found to have dyslexia, make sure you follow these steps:
Take them to a speech therapist to start treating the problem. To help them stay confident, it’s also useful to seek the advice of a psychiatrist.
Try to help them yourself and train them to read and distinguish consecutive syllables by encouraging them to repeat them calmly.
Put your finger on words and let them read them slowly. However, ask them questions to find out if they understand their meanings.
Avoid making them read aloud with people around. This will negatively affect their confidence.
Concentrate also on training them to write words and memorize numbers They may be writing 12 instead of 21, or vice versa.
Of course, don’t be rough on them, and don’t let them feel guilty, but rather help them enhance their confidence in themselves and their abilities.