Welcome to the Dyslexia Learning Zone for Parents of Struggling Learners! Here you will find heaps of short info videos to help YOU understand Dyslexia.
All dyslexics struggle in the same way. The video above ‘Famous Dyslexics – Get Inspired’ was made to inspire those with dyslexia, young and old.
Dyslexics struggle because they think differently and often are famous because they think differently. So what if they were taught differently in a way that complemented dyslexia learning styles and used their strengths… with a different method… what might they become? 10% of the population are dyslexic, in every classroom there are two. Dyslexics all struggle in the same way. You CAN make a positive change to your child’s life. What could your child become?
How We ThinkThere are two main ways people ‘think’ or process information. One way is to think visually and the other way is to think verbally, and your intelligence doesn’t play a role in the way we think or process information.
Let me explain visual thinking….Read More
Dyslexic Thinking Under PressureWhen someone is extremely confused, their mind will not perceive accurately from their surroundings. They will not see or hear accurately and their sense of time and balance will be distorted. We call this disorientation… Read More
Backwards Letters – PerceptionPerception is when we use our senses to get information about the surrounding environment. When a child is seeing an object, they are thinking of the identity of the object.
Let me explain it this way;… Read More
Word Decoding – ReadingEvery letter, every number, every word, every symbol as three parts:
1 what it looks like
2 what it sounds like
3 what it means
Let’s have a look at what I mean…Read More
How Teachers Teach Kids to ReadWhen a child is learning to read, the teacher will encourage the child and suggest they use lots of strategies to make out the words.
Firstly, they have the child look at all the pictures in the book and they might ask them some questions about what the child thinks is happening…Read More
PhonicsWhen we speak, we put together a lot of different sounds and we make our tongue and mouth move very quickly to put the sounds together to make words.
A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound a letter represents – like ‘d’ means ‘dah’ and ‘g’ means ‘guh’. To make the word ‘dog’ we put together…Read More
Coping BehavioursWhen a child who is a strong visual thinker becomes confused and disorientates, they start to develop strategies to cope with how they are feeling about their inability to do the task. At school, a child who doesn’t make sense of phonics…Read More
Types of DyslexiaMost of us have heard of dyslexia and most people who have heard of dyslexia think it’s where people read backwards, or transpose letters, particularly b and d. If you have watched any of my videos, it’s highly likely you know more than your child’s…Read More
What Makes Up A Learning DifficultyDyslexia runs in families, so if you or one of your relatives has dyslexia, then there is a possibility your child will develop dyslexia, but not necessarily. There are three things that make a learning difficulty…
Dyslexic StrengthsThere are many gifts and talents dyslexics can develop because of their dominant visual thinking style. Of course other people are talented too, but the visual thinkers sometimes develop their gifts and talents from a very different perspective…Read More
The ‘Other’ Labels To Describe DyslexiaLearning or Reading disability
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, defines reading disability or dyslexia as follows, “Dyslexia is a brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs…Read More
Different Learning StylesThere are three well known learning styles Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic… and then there are the lesser known logical or analytical learners.
Visual learners are children who learn best when they see something, for example, pictures…Read More
Dyslexia FAQWhat is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading…Read More
Difficulty WritingMany people I’ve worked with say they can’t write, and I ask them three questions.
Can you write your name? If they have difficulty forming the letters, they may have dysgraphia, which can be corrected by…Read More