Good News: There are many life-long positives associated with dyslexia as long as students with dyslexia seek remediation.
Most children can and do learn to read using either traditional or nontraditional approaches. Children with dyslexia MUST have a nontraditional teaching method to first learn to read then read to learn. The National Reading Panel searched for the best programs for students with dyslexia based on solid scientific research. Their number one recommendation is the Orton-Gillingham approach, which recognizes that reading requires learning several skills and then integrating them together. This approach is proven to be one of the most effective methods in remediating dyslexia.
We used to think that good readers read and process what they read mostly by context and didn’t necessarily read every word. MRIs and other testing showed that good readers read every letter but they do it quickly and efficiently. That is the goal for all students – to be able to read quickly and efficiently. Struggling readers especially need explicit and systematic instruction in both phonemic awareness and phonics. Children who don’t easily make the associations between letters and sounds often benefit from a multi-sensory approach to teaching — one that uses all the senses — auditory, visual, and kinesthetic/tactile.
Total Learning Centers Can Help!
We specialize in dyslexia remediation and have a long history of success with our students both in diagnosis and remediation-centered instruction and technique. We are confident in our abilities to properly identify your child’s reading weaknesses and then develop effective, individualized and focused solutions for each student to find remediation success.
“Remember, dyslexia does not have to be a “dis-ability.” It makes no sense to blame a person for being unable to put a nail in the wall when you hand him a screwdriver. Having helped thousands of kids with dyslexia, I bet most could figure out a way to hammer in that nail even when the only tool give to them is a screwdriver. But, it wouldn’t be efficient. And, while they’re figuring it out, their peers with hammers have already moved on to the next assignment. Help for kids with dyslexia is all about giving them the right tools.” – Dr. Carol Utay
The first step is giving us a call so that we can consult with you and your child, then move forward to the testing phase to determine where to begin the remediation journey. Give us a call today at (724) 940-1090 , we look forward to hearing from you.