About Dyslexia: Information and advice from our Dyslexia Clinic for Children.
“Hey look! It’s you know who…” Have you ever experienced the feeling of having a word at the tip of your tongue but cannot seem to blurt it out?
Children with word retrieval problems, language sound or phonological deficits usually result in expressive language challenges for toddlers and kids. Phonological difficulties of this nature are at times associated with dyslexia.
Problems with word retrieval or word finding is a commonly experienced condition for kids and adults alike. However, for the dyslexic child, this can happen often and with virtually any type of word.
The main problem is not working memory or word recall, but more on finding it difficult to access the right sound combinations to express words verbally.
It is common for dyslexics to get the pronunciation wrong for similar sounding words like distinct and extinct for example. What happens in speech also occurs in writing, and is commonly aggravated by anxiety.
Our Dyslexia Testing, Assessment and Diagnosis process.
At Focused Education our psychologists and speech therapists work as a team to help your child find that word at the tip of their tongue.
The Focused Education Dyslexia Test and Educational Psychologist Assessment Process is accredited by the British Dyslexia Council. The Australian Government’s Working Party on Dyslexia Panel has also recommended using the British Definition of Dyslexia.
Overcoming Dyslexia is a achievable challenge with expert support. As with any type of problem, awareness is always the first step to solving it. Making the child understand what word retrieval is can help in calmly accessing words.
Effective teaching and learning strategies that harness the knowledge andexperience of our educational psychologists, speech therapists, teachers, and reading specialist that can be helpful. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is intended to give dyslexics more time to deal with school tests and tasks.
Finding the right words is difficult for Dyslexic children.
Word retrieval and word finding issues is something that is common among those that have experienced brain injury, stroke, ADHD, and dyslexia. Shared experiences can go a long way in resolving personal issues. Make sure to explore the feelings of your dyslexic child aside from focusing on necessary classroom accommodations.
We won Customer Focused Business of the Year because we genuinely care about helping kids with learning difficulties.
At Focused Education we understand that maintaining a strong sense of dignity and wellbeing in children with Dyslexia is key to their success. We develop the whole child. Teaching and mentoring kids to live happy, uplifting lives, as well as how to read is very important to all Focused Education clinicians.
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