Facilities: Centre for Dyslexia

Dyslexic children seem to have trouble learning early reading skills, problems hearing individual sounds in words, analyzing whole words in parts, and blending sounds into words.

Letters such as “d” and “b” may be confused. Often a child with dyslexia has a problem translating language into thought (such as in listening or reading), or translating thought into language (such as in writing or speaking). Dyslexia is also referred to as developmental reading disorder.

Children with Dyslexia tends to have:

  • difficulty learning to recognize written words
  • difficulty rhyming
  • difficulty determining the meaning (idea content) of a single sentence
  • writing or arithmetic learning problems

Anyone who is suspected to have dyslexia should have a comprehensive evaluation, including medical, psychological, behavioral, hearing, vision, and intelligence testing We need to break the individual task and found out the solution for which area of skill organization the child is lacking ,such as sensory-motor or visual-motor, letter formation.

An Individual Education Plan (IEP) should be created for each child, reflecting his or her specific requirements.

Special educator is instructor specifically trained to teach dyslexic students through individualized tutoring or special day classes.

It is important to teach these students using all the senses—hearing, touching, writing, and speaking—through a multi-sensory program

Multi-sensory approach: Using a multi-sensory approach to learning (i.e. using as many different senses as possible such as seeing, listening, doing and speaking).
Visual prompts: Providing visual prompts for both instructions and organisation.
Visually sequencing tasks (or components within a task) using visual cues.
Visual strategies to assist with reading and spelling (e.g. color coding paper size according to letter size).
Visual modeling rather than simply giving a verbal instruction.
Letter formation practice: Teach explicit formation and do repeated practice of letter to help build muscle memory, rather than rely on visual skills.

There is a great deal of variation among different people with dyslexia, producing different symptoms and degrees of severity. The prognosis depends on the severity of the disability, but is usually good if the condition is diagnosed and treated early.

Dyslexia is a life-long condition, but with proper intervention, a child can learn to read and/or write well.

KidsCare have trained occupational therapist, psychologist, vision therapist and special Educator to help children with Dyslexia.