Communication Disabilities In Dyslexia
Dyslexia is disability condition in reading, learning and language. It is a life long disability. This condition is often inherited.
- Difficulty with sequences, like days of a week, numbers, alphabets, months etc.
- Incapability to understand mood swings.
- Confusion with directions, up & down; in & out or left & right.
Disabilities In Preschoolers:
- Difficulty in speaking jumbled phrases, saying ‘toddler’s club’ instead of ‘cobbler’s club’.
- Inability to recollect names of known objects, e.g. ‘table’, ‘pen’, ‘box’ etc.
- Difficulty learning rhymes.
- Facing problems with rhyming words, such as ‘cat, mat, rat’.
- Delayed speech development.
Disabilities At Primary School Goers:
- Difficulty to read and spell.
- Puts letters the wrong way.
- Difficulty remembering alphabets, formulae or tables.
- Replaces letters, leaves them or puts them in wrong order.
- Confusion with ‘b’ and ‘d’ and words like ‘no & on’ or ‘won and now’.
- Difficulty in concentration.
- Problems to understand language.
- Poor understanding on readings.
- Difficulty in reading and spellings.
- Follow instructions only when repeated again and again.
- Confusions with places, time and date.
- Unable to write complex words, sentences and essays.
Helping A Dyslexic Patient:
- Talk to your child often.
- Give scope to practise listening skills even more.
- Allow them to express themselves.
- Use nursery rhymes to teach rhymes and word coordination.
- Say lots of stories and poems to him.
- Ask to say a story back to you, the same story will also work.
- Play games that will enhance his listening and understanding abilities.
- Computers, may be helpful in developing reading, spelling and other skills.
- Teach him good habits on neatness, hygiene, clothes, stationary, food etc.
- Boost your child’s confidence as much as you can.
- Praise even his small efforts.
- Avoid criticism.
- Go to help organizations specific for Dyslexic patients.
- Provide a quite place to work.