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Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects people’s reading, writing and spelling ability despite normal intelligence levels. With the proper support and guidance learning differences like dyslexia can be managed quite effectively allowing your child to overcome the difficulties they may be facing because of their condition.  


Symptoms Of Dyslexic Language Problems

  • Hard to distinguish between different symbols and letters.
  • Difficult to connect sounds of spoken language to letters.
  • Problems when trying to understand sentences fully.
  • Not progressing with reading skills at the same rate as their peer group.
  • Short term memory where things are forgotten quickly and they don’t remember what has been read.
  • Poor information processing.
  • Does not use or regard punctuation.
  • Leaves out words when writing which makes the text meaningless.
  • Problems with sequencing i.e. talking about a beginning, middle and end.
  • Difficulty with organisation and planning in all areas of  daily life.

Treatment Of Dyslexic Language Problems

Our Speech and Language Therapists will complete a full evaluation of your child’s language based learning skills and from this assessment we will be able to develop a treatment plan to provide them with the support they need. Our SLTs will work with the child to improve the areas they are weakest in. With dyslexic children the most common areas that a speech and language therapist can help with include:

Language skills: Spectrum Health SLTs can help children to grasp a good understanding and use of spoken language which is needed as a strong basis for written language

Phonics: This involves helping the child to understand the relationship between letter sounds and letters

Decoding: Our SLTs can train and teach children how to break words into sounds which helps them gain a greater understanding for language

Our Expertise Of Dyslexic Speech Problems

Our Speech and Language Therapists have ample experience working with dyslexic children helping them to improve the areas they are weakest in.

All of Spectrum Health’s Paediatric Speech and Language therapists are qualified from University with a B.Sc. or M.sc (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy and have ample experience working with children who suffer from speech difficulties at different stages of their development.

 
Dyslexia
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