Dyslexia

WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?

According to the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), dyslexia is explained as a learning disorder of written language, characterized by impairments in reading fluency (e.g., decoding and automatic word recognition in connected text), reading comprehension skills, written language, spelling, and foundational phonological awareness tasks. Dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty with reading and often seems disproportionate to strong critical thinking skills, creativity, inferencing, and problem-solving abilities.

What Can Dyslexia Look Like?

In early language development, a child may have difficulty with:

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Rhyming

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Pronouncing words with multiple syllables

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Mixing up the names of familiar places or people

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Difficulty making the connection between sounds and letters

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Difficulty learning to write

An elementary student may have difficulty with:

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Learning numbers and sight words

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Accurately sounding out new words in print

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Challenges with recalling and decoding common vowel teams (ee, ow, ai, ea)

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Using only 1-2 letters to spell words with multiple sounds

An older elementary-age student may:

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Not recognize prefixes and suffixes as whole sound units

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Difficulty with retelling narratives and making inferences

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Reading may be slow, labored, and include excessive pauses

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Work may be messy or unorganized

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Difficulty with copying words from the board

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Easier to read words within a passage rather than an unfamiliar word in isolation

For more information on the characteristics of dyslexia, check out our free e-book to learn more! 

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How Can ETLC Help?

We utilize evidence-based dyslexia treatment practices in order to optimize reading outcomes. A multisensory approach to reading is incorporated into each of our sessions. This includes auditory, visual, and kinesthetic tools to solidify spelling and reading concepts. We teach the importance of ‘visualizing’ what you hear and read to improve comprehension and memory. Reading and spelling nonsense words ensure mastery of phonics-based rules and increase the success of decoding new words while reading. As your child makes progress, their goals will be monitored and changed to reflect their new abilities, yet continue to challenge them in a motivating environment.

You will receive one-on-one services that identify the root issue holding your child back, create an individualized treatment plan, and use research-proven approaches to help your child succeed.

How do I get started?

1. Schedule a consultation

2. Receive an individualized plan

3. Watch your child thrive

Why Choose ETLC?

Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center provides an individualized program to target the skills that can help bridge the gap between frustration and success. We believe every child deserves to thrive with their communication and academic skills, and we know you want that too. Our specialists are trained in many research-based programs and strategies to create a plan specific to your child and their unique learning style. Together, we can help your child feel confident and successful!