Have you ever wondered if your child has dyslexia? Ask your child to read aloud a simple story and ask your child to retell it to you. Did he/she read and verbally express the words right? Was he/she able to understand the story?
It is estimated that 4% of Australian students have some kind of learning disability or disorder. Learning disorders include dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. And about one in every 10 Australians has dyslexia, also known as reading disability. The statistics may not mean anything to you, but maybe the impact does.
Children who have trouble reading may become anxious, frustrated, and angry. They may develop low self-esteem as they continue to struggle with their academic subjects, which require reading skills. Teasing from classmates affects their confidence and relationship with others, too. Have you noticed these behaviours in your child?
In the meantime, you can read through the blog to know more about dyslexia:
- What is dyslexia?
- What are the different types of dyslexia?
- What are the symptoms of dyslexia by age?
- How is dyslexia diagnosed?
- What is a dyslexia test?
- What are the treatments for dyslexia?
- What is the link between dyslexia and auditory processing disorder?
- How does the Tomatis® Method help your child with dyslexia?