Friday, April 10, 2009


Dyslexia is a pretty well known disability, however allot of folks don't realize that there are different degrees of Dyslexia. If a child has a severe dyslexic problem, than no matter how much you try to teach him to read, it doesn't work. It doesn't mean the child doesn't want to, he/she just cant.

There are allot of different reading programs out there, but this one is specifically for dyslexia. Orton-Gillingham and Wilson programs, are the preferred program. Read on:

The Orton-Gillingham Approach
Dyslexia is difficulty in the use and processing of linguistic and symbolic codes, alphabetic letters representing speech sounds or numeric symbols representing numbers or quantities. Such difficulty is reflected in the language continuum that includes spoken language, written language and language comprehension. While not the result of neurological damage, it is the product of neurological development. Dyslexia commonly runs in families and varies from mild to severe. Most importantly, the use of the Orton-Gillingham approach by a knowledgeable and experienced teacher can significantly moderate the language learning and processing problems that arise from dyslexia. Indeed, the approach, used early enough and by qualified practitioners, has every likelihood of eliminating the emergence of notable reading and writing problems. Click here to read more on dyslexia.

The Orton-Gillingham approach is language-based, multi sensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible. Its breadth, perspective, and flexibility prompt use of the term approach instead of method.


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