Speech Therapy

Communication Disabilities In Dyslexia

Dyslexia is disability condition in reading, learning and language. It is a life long disability. This condition is often inherited.

Persisting factors:

  • 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.

Teenage Disabilities:

  • 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.

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