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    Identifying dyslexia in 3 easy steps

    Identifying dyslexia in 3 easy steps Dyslexia is a specific learning difference that can affect both children and adults and cause difficulties with reading, spelling and math. It’s important for parents and teachers to understand that dyslexia does not affect intellect. Rather, it is a different way of processing language in the brain. Often individuals who are dyslexic struggle to split words into their component sounds. For children who are learning how to read and write, this causes frustration and poor performance in activities involving literacy skills. Because reading is required across the curriculum, students may quickly fall behind their same-age peers and lose confidence in the classroom. That’s why…

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    Signs of Learning Challenges!

    Signs of Learning Challenges! a. Motor Skills – Clumsiness – Poor balance – Difficulty with fine motor skills and manipulating small objects (stringing beads, tying shoes, buttoning) – Awkwardness with running, jumping, or climbing (delayed gross motor skills) – Difficulty with or avoidance of drawing, coloring, tracing, or copying b. Social Behavior – Trouble interacting with others, plays alone – Easily frustrated – Hard to manage, temper tantrums – Has difficulty following directions c. Attention and Behavior – Distractibility and inattention – Impulsivity – Hyperactivity – Difficulty changing activities or handling disruptions to routines.

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    What to do if your child has a learning disability

    According to HelpGuide.Org, the most common learning disabilities in classrooms are dyslexia,dyscalculia,ADHD and autism. Dyslexia is a disability in reading. Symptoms include, trouble with written and word recognition and understanding words and ideas. Learners struggle with reading speeds and fluency and do not grasp vocabulary easily. Dyscalculia is a brain-based condition that makes it hard to make sense of numbers and math concepts. Some kids with dyscalculia can’t grasp basic number concepts. They work hard to learn and memorize basic number facts. They may know what to do in math class but don’t understand why they’re doing it. In other words, they miss the logic behind it. Attention Deficit Disorder…

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    Test for Dyslexia: 37 Common Traits

    Most dyslexics will exhibit about 10 of the following traits and behaviors. These characteristics can vary from day-to-day or minute-to-minute. The most consistent thing about dyslexics is their inconsistency. General Dyslexic children and adults can become avid and enthusiastic readers when given learning tools that fit their creative learning style. Appears bright, highly intelligent, and articulate but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level. Labelled lazy, dumb, careless, immature, “not trying hard enough,” or “behavior problem.” Isn’t “behind enough” or “bad enough” to be helped in the school setting. High in IQ, yet may not test well academically; tests well orally, but not written. Feels dumb; has poor…