Dyslexia and Reading Visual Graphics

Dyslexic students need to be guided when they are reading maps, graphs, charts, and tables. First, it is important to orient the student to what information is contained in each graphic. Next the student needs to interpret a piece of the information on the visual. For example, an interpretation might be what the title of the visual means.

Maps can be daunting to a dyslexic. Have the dyslexic student take a map apart and look at one piece at a time and then put the whole of the map together. Make sure the comprehension of each piece is clear before putting the whole back together.

Charts can be confusing to many dyslexic readers. Make sure the title is understood to know what information will be gained when reading it. Again, take the chart apart and make sure the pieces are understood. Reading tables is also in the category with charts.

Graphs are probably the most difficult for dyslexics because it is necessary to understand how two pieces come together to give an answer. It will help if the dyslexic traces the information with two fingertips to understand it.

Need a Dyslexic Evaluation? Want to know if your child has dyslexia? Dyslexic Evaluations are available done remotely. For immediate help contact Beth Silver at 310-720-0390 or bethcarolsilver@gmail.com.

Dyslexia and Spelling

Dyslexic students have great difficulty with spelling. This stems from the fact that most dyslexic students do not hear the correct sounds in the spelling of a word. Most of the time, they mispronounce a word which complicates hearing the correct spelling.

One good approach is to give the correct spelling to dyslexic students. When these students are writing and they are not sure how to spell a word, the correct spelling should be given to them. They should learn to correct misspelled words with help. The help needs to be that they should have the correct spelling in front of them.

When a dyslexic student “learns” in his/her own brain how to spell a word incorrectly, that is what remains in memory – the incorrect spelling. Getting a student to remove an incorrect spelling, and put the correct spelling into memory takes time and is difficult.

Dyslexic Evaluations are available immediately and are done remotely. Contact Beth Silver to find out if your student has dyslexia. Contact Beth at 310-720-0390 or bethcarolsilver@gmail.com.

Dyslexia and Math

Dyslexia makes math work more difficult. It is important for dyslexic students to follow a secure process in solving math problems, equations, and word problems. Using 1/4 inch graph paper for math work is strongly recommended for dyslexic students.

What is the process to use for solving math work with dyslexics? First- the vision of the problem must be clearly written in a way that it is easy to see and grasp the numbers and/or letters. This is done best on graph paper. Next the sequence- or steps to solve should be clearly shown on graph paper. For some dyslexics, it is helpful if they trace the problem with a fingertip- that means all the steps.

The next step is to try a problem just like the sample one that was done – using the same steps. Then the student should check the work with an answer key or with a calculator.

A Dyslexia Evaluation for a dyslexia diagnosis is now available done remotely. Get an immediate response. Contact Beth Silver for more information or to sign up for this evaluation. Beth can be reached at 310-720-0390 or bethcarolsilver@gmail.com.

Smart Dyslexics Achieve Well in Regular Classroom Setting at Ed Sage School

Dyslexic students become independent, high academic achievers at Ed Sage School. The Brain Based Learning program at the school helps incorporate the needs of dyslexic students in a regular classroom setting to make them successful.

Most dyslexic students are quick, bright and learn in many ways. They are quick to learn using methods that supplement their reading and writing. In most regular classroom settings, however, they feel stupid because of their dyslexic issues. It is time for them to feel good about who they are, and what they have to offer. Feeling good and smart happens in the Ed Sage School for all students.

At Ed Sage School dyslexics use text to speech programs for reading comprehension of required reading material and proofreading of their writing. An app called Dictionary.com is used for pronunciation and meaning of words.

Ed Sage School is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year for grades 5-8. Contact Beth Silver, Head of School, to apply and information. Phone is 310-720-0390. Email is bethcarolsilver@gmail.com. School website: edsageschool.com