I recently came across a page below that listed the Symptoms of Dyslexia shown at the bottom of this page. The challenge is these Dyslexia Symptoms define a child who learns differently and who has attention, eye-teaming and anxiety challenges.
From our perspective, this student would benefit most from a hands-on program that identifies and addresses the relevant issue, while teaching the student the way the student learns best.
Too many Dyslexia Programs focus on phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension, without addressing the:
– Frequently used words (e.g. what, where, but, if, except etc.) that do not generate a picture
– Word identification in a way that works for these students. We call these students visual-spatial learners — and the visual spatial learner often learns best from whole to part — and learns to recognize whole words far better than from syllable to syllable
– Attention issues — ADHD medication is one option, but so are tools like the Interactive Metronome (R) and Brain Gym Exercises (R)
– Eye-teaming challenges — often called the invisible disability that result in students skipping words and lines when reading
– Anxiety — that could be addressed with breathing, visualization and calming exercises.
– Reading comprehension in a way that leads to faster and more significant gains — we use Reading Plus (R) to do that
– Parenting challenges — of how to help a child who learns differently and who often has attention, eye-teaming, anxiety and related issues
3D Learner offers a very different approach. Rather than offer a traditional dyslexia program, we offer one that teaches the way many dyslexic students learn, while