Dyslexia is a disorder causing learning disabilities. Persons affected with dyslexia face learning disabilities in reading, writing, and speaking. They get confused about numbers and spellings. Dyslexia-affected children may suffer from weak memory. Though children with dyslexia are able to learn, they need help to cope with their learning disabilities. They need to be taught using different ways of learning. It is difficult to detect dyslexia, as the symptoms are not visible. Adults with dyslexia may also face problems in various situations while performing their jobs.
Dyslexia is difficult to cure but it is possible to treat its symptoms to cope with the problems that people with learning disabilities face. Early diagnosis is helpful to treat dyslexia. Various educational tools and techniques are available to treat the learning disabilities. There are ways through which parents and caregivers can help dyslexia patients cope with their learning disabilities. Tools and techniques can help working professionals with dyslexia cope with the challenges.
Adults with dyslexia can use the SQ3R method, i.e. scan, question, read, remember, and review. People with learning disabilities can use this to help them in overcoming difficulties in reading. Parents of children with learning disabilities can make notes of the words their kids have learned and help them improve. Parents of children with learning disabilities can use paired reading to help their children. Reading together with the children is a good way to help the children develop an interest in reading. This is the reason why paired reading is used as a teaching method in schools.
The S.O.S. spelling method can be very useful for people with learning disabilities. This method helps them to cope with difficulties in learning spellings. The acronym stands for simultaneous oral spelling, and it is found to be very effective. It involves learning and is slow. Children with learning disabilities are made to learn around 10 words per week. They practice each word for three days consecutively to help them cope with the difficulty in spelling and learning.
People with learning disabilities face trouble remembering things like names, dates, and facts. Memory aid techniques can help them cope with this problem. Stressful situations can often make it more difficult for them to cope with things. People with learning disabilities can use mnemonics to remember facts and dates. Visuals and colors can help to better remember things. Diagrammatic representation of the concept can help people with learning disabilities cope with memory issues. Linking a piece of information to another one is a way to cope with difficulty in remembering the piece of information.
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