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By Alan M. Hultquist

This functional advisor presents simple need-to-know details for folks and pros and solutions commonly asked questions on dyslexia. utilizing illustrative case stories, Alan M. Hultquist addresses the various matters surrounding dyslexia, together with attainable factors and subtypes, technique of checking out, remediation and the debatable subject of ''staying back'' to copy a college 12 months. He identifies attainable equipment of school room lodging for dyslexic scholars in quite a number topic components. The checklist of beneficial assets behind the ebook can be utilized through mom and dad and pros to aid clarify dyslexia to kids, and to assist them locate extra details and instructing instruments. this whole introductory advisor to dyslexia is a must'read for fogeys of kids with dyslexia, specially mom and dad with kids who're newly clinically determined, and for all those that paintings with dyslexic kids and their households.

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Alternatively, siblings can become jealous about the extra attention the child with dyslexia receives. They can experience negative thoughts about having a disabled sibling, and can be angry about what they might see as double standards. For example, the child with dyslexia might be given extra support at home or school, have modified assignments that appear to be less work, or receive more praise from parents for good grades than their brother or sister gets. Surprisingly, despite their children’s struggles, many parents are not ready for the diagnosis when it arrives.

Other adults with dyslexia say that they went to college and made an all-out effort to do well. They have either found success in spite of their disability or discovered careers where their disability does not get in the way. Some have found ways to make the most of their talents and now look at their dyslexia as a difference instead of a disability. They believe this difference gives them unique ways of thinking about things. Some even consider dyslexia to be a gift. However, reading, spelling, penmanship, and the other difficulties that go along with dyslexia are still problems for them, and they accept the fact that their dyslexia cannot be cured.

Doris Johnson and Helmer Myklebust back in 1967 offered an excellent explanation. Children with dysgraphia know what they want to write, but cannot develop the motor plan to create it, even if the letters, words, or shapes are right in front of them. 37 38 AN INTRODUCTION TO DYSLEXIA Therefore, they are unable to copy. On the other hand, children with dyslexia are physically able to copy, but might have trouble writing due to less severe fine motor problems, difficulty with reading and spelling, or memory deficits.

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