More Than Just a Reading Disorder
Dyslexia is actually a problem with the processing of language; kids have difficulty processing the sequence of sounds that comprise spoken words. Consequently, you get words like “psghetti” and “amninal.” Interesting, these kiddos genuinely don’t ‘hear’ themselves saying the words incorrectly so it’s difficult for them to self-correct.
The Foundation of Treatment
All of the effective strategies are based on a ‘multi-sensory’ approach that incorporates, in the learning process, visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. A child may be shown the word, asked to say the word, hear it spoken by the teacher, write the word on paper, and write the word or letter (using a finger) on a rough surface.