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What is Dyslexia?

Does your child have bad handwriting or very weak spellings? Do you notice your child is writing letters backwards? Is your child struggling with reading, writing words, and sounding out even small words? If you say "yes" to any of these questions, then your child may have dyslexia.

Dyslexia is characterized as a reading disorder that is common among schools, especially in elementary school. Children who have dyslexia have trouble reading and writing regardless of their level of intelligence. Dyslexia is a condition where the brain has trouble processing the letters, words, word pronunciation and their spellings and therefore, the child has the inability to recognize letters. Dyslexia not only apply to words; many children with dyslexia have trouble recognizing numbers, writing numbers, and doing basic math functions like addition and subtraction. It can be frustrating for the parent, the teacher, and the student to deal with dyslexia, so we have some key points on how to handle dyslexic students.

How do I know if my child has dyslexia?

Teachers can arrange parent-teacher conferences to discuss the child's academic performance. They can provide evidence that the child has dyslexia based on classwork and homework. The most common evidence that your child has dyslexia is constantly misspelling words, writing letters backwards, struggling with reading simple sentences, and having bad handwriting. From there, parents can arrange to make appointments for reading and writing tests with the child's psychologist, psychiatrist, or sign up for free dyslexia tests online.

When you find out that your child has been diagnosed with dyslexia, you need to be very patient with him or her. Reading takes practice, and every child is different in terms of how he or she learns and understands the language.

What can we do to help dyslexic children?

No Closed Roads Inc. has special tutoring services that help dyslexic children. In order for us to provide you with our services, you and your child have to take a dyslexia test and provide us with the exact results. Based on those results, we will help dyslexic children become better at reading and writing.

Our services include helping children learn the alphabet, how to write and spell small words, how to write simple sentences, how to add and subtract numbers, and much more. If you find out your child has dyslexia, please let us know and we'll do our best to help your child become successful.

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