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FACTS ABOUT DYSLEXIA

Definition

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability.

Causes

The causes for dyslexia are neurobiological and genetic.

Creative

Children and adults with dyslexia are often highly creative.

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Hereditary

A child has 50% chance of having dyslexia if one parent has it, and a 100% chance if both parents have it.

Common

1 in 5 people have dyslexia. Approximately 70-80% of children are placed in special education classes because of dyslexia.

Not a Disease

Dyslexia can make it difficult for a person to learn in the traditional sense. But it is not a “disease” or something that needs a “cure”.

Understanding Dyslexia Symptoms

Dyslexia can be detected as early as Kindergarten.

Symptoms

Reading errors that show no connection to the sounds of the letters on the page.
Will say “puppy” instead of the written word “dog” on an illustrated page with a picture of a dog.
Does not understand that words come apart.
Complains about how hard reading is; “disappears” when it is time to read.
Struggles to sound out simple words like cat, map, nap.

Strengths

Curiosity
Great imagination
Ability to figure things out; gets the gist of things
A larger vocabulary than typical for age group

Symptoms

Very slow in acquiring reading skills. Reading is slow and awkward
Trouble reading unfamiliar words, often making wild guesses because he cannot sound out the word
Avoids reading out loud
Searches for a specific word and ends up using vague language, such as "stuff" or "thing," without naming the object
Pauses, hesitates, and/or uses lots of "um's" when speaking
Struggles to finish test on time
Excels in areas not dependent on reading, such as math, computers and visual arts, or in more conceptual (versus fact-driven) subjects, including philosophy, biology, social studies, neuroscience, and creative writing
Extreme difficulty learning a foreign language

Strengths

Excellent thinking skills: conceptualization, reasoning, imagination, abstraction
Learning that is accomplished best through meaning rather than rote memorization
Ability to get the "big picture"
A high level of understanding of what is read to him
The ability to read and to understand at a high level over-learned (or highly practiced) words in a special area of interest; for example, if he or she loves cooking they may be able to read food magazines and cookbooks
A surprisingly sophisticated listening vocabulary
Trouble remembering dates, names, telephone numbers, random lists

OUR METHOD

At RL & DC we believe in hands-on learning. Young kids need to move to think. OG, a scientifically proven and explicit teaching method is what dyslexic and struggling students need to move forward. Because the brain uses and works with language in unique and different ways, we use a unique but systematic and energetic method to learn. This is more than just a reading program.

Pushing students quickly for testing purposes is NOT the answer, however, hands-on learning is for most students of any age.

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We are more than just a reading program. It helps with spelling and writing as well. Pushing students quickly for testing purposes is NOT the answer. Playing while learning is.

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