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Showing compassion to children with dyslexia

Discussion in 'Teaching & Learning' started by TMLeader, Jun 15, 2020.

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    TMLeader New commenter

    By Dr. Robert Zenhaursern, CEO of Enabling Support Foundation

    The way Dyslexics are taught can be considered as abuse of the disabled.

    The most common problem in Dyslexia is in phonetic decoding. But phonetic decoding is the way reading is taught and so these children have difficulty reading. Furthermore, Sally Shaywitz has shown that dyslexics have an abnormal response in the brain system for phonetic decoding, indicating a physical brain disability.

    The remediation strategy used by the Education Establishment is simple. That is to fix the brain dysfunction or teach phonetic decoding anyway. This is equivalent to remediating the blind by making the light brighter. They teach the deaf to read without phonetic decoding. Why not the dyslexic?

    Questions to move the conversations along in children and adults alike are how does it feel to be dyslexic? Have you had a “tip of the tongue”? For most, you knowhow you getwhen you are familiar with something but cannot find the word to say it. How frustrating is that? How can teachers and parents show compassion at school and at home and educate in a meaningful strategy?

    That is the frustration a dyslexic feels all the time.

    For meaningful conversations with Dr Robert, share your comments and suggestions on how parents and educators can improve teaching methods in early child learning.
     
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