Dyslexicism is a person who has above-average difficulties in learning to read and/or written language.
Sometimes people not only have big problems with writing, but also develop an aversion to reading. All these problems fall under the umbrella term dyslexia.
Problems reading or writing?
During school ingenuity, dyslexia affects almost all school subjects, as reading and writing are a central part of all subjects. Affected children are in desperate need of support.
It is important that parents of children with dyslexia in particular have enough information about what they and the school can do.
Basic dyslexia information
Dyslexia is a resistant speech development disorder, the main feature of which is a pronounced impairment of literacy. With precise diagnostics, a clear learning strategy and an empathetic teaching style, dyslexic students can overcome their difficulties step by step.
The causes of dyslexia are multifactorial, different conditions can play a role.
Possible causes of dyslexia
- genetic prerequisites
- Development of precursor skills such as phonological awareness and naming speed
- the language development of a child
- hearing processing
- visual processing
- the attention
- the social role of a child in school and in the family
- the quality of education
- the teacher’s didactic skills
- the more or less stimulating learning environment at home
Legasthenia – a challenge
When I was waiting for my appointment at the hairdresser’s last time, a girl of about 9 or 10 years old sat next to me, who sold out his waiting time by painting a magnificent summer picture. Within a quarter of an hour, it created a multi-coloured and detailed meadow painting, on which the most dazzling fantasy flowers glowed with colorful or flowered Easter eggs.
Above all, a laughing sun shone. It was really beautiful and radiated enormous joie de vivre! Finally, the child conscientiously labeled his artwork, which was supposed to be a gift to the dad, with the following text: “Liber Paba, i painted Bilt for you as a birthday. I wish dier ales good and have you ser lib. Your Sarah”
This child had fun, despite dyslexia
As a long-standing and experienced learning therapist, I could not help but interpret the many mistakes and lukewarm spellings of the words as signs of dyslexia.
But what really impressed me was the fun, the self-evidentness and the self-confidencewith which the girl conscientiously labeled his picture. Because of the many experiences of failure, dyslexic people very often develop a great reluctance to write and avoid this wherever possible.
It was clear that this child obviously had fun not only with painting, but also with writing. A sign of a positive approach between the school and the parents with the partial performance disorder.
I have not seen such a thing often, because unfortunately this joy in the written language is quickly taken away from many dyslexic people.
Without good support, affected children often develop blockages
Although the partial benefit disorder has been known for over 100 years, affected children and their parents are still far too often left alone to deal with the problem. If you have an affected child, you know how to sing a song, because the difficulties that arise are manifold.
Often the partial performance disorder is detected late and then not qualified, the children suffer from the pressure to perform at school and develop learning blockages. Her parents are worried and feel helpless, they are just moaning under the cost of extracurricular learning therapy.
The possibilities of reimbursement are often unknown and are not communicated by the competent authorities. Despite a good intelligence, the way to a high school diploma is enormously difficult for a dyslexic.
All information is valuable
Since I myself have been working with dyslexic people and their parents for over 20 years, I know very well the possible routes of suffering. On my website www.lernfoerderung.de, I therefore take up all relevant aspects of the partial benefit disorder in order to support affected children and their parents as much as possible and to protect them from negative experiences.
Depending on the severity of dyslexia, patient parents and experienced teachers can do a great deal to ensure that the child’s school career is not jeopardised and that it can develop according to his or her facilities. But that is not always enough. There are many dyslexic people who need a learning therapy accompaniment to get a grip on their speech development disorder.
We answer your questions about dyslexia
- How do I know if my child may be a dyslexic?
- What exercises do my child help?
- How do we design the homeworkso that there is no learning stress?
- What rights does a dyslexic have in school?
- What does disadvantage compensation mean?
- What are the individual provisions in the federal states?
- When is extracurricular learning therapy necessary?
- What should I pay attention to when working with the school?
- Who pays for the cost of learning therapy?
- Where are the points of contact for affected families?
Patience and good promotion
A reading-spelling weakness or dyslexia is not a disaster and does not have to lead to major school problems with the necessary support. However, it is usually already a burden.
The added practice alone, the discrepancy with the written language services of their peers and the constant concern that the child concerned could be disadvantaged by this, place a great burden on many families. In addition, there is the financial burden if extracurricular learning therapy becomes necessary and the costs are not covered.
Please do not let these difficulties get you out of your way! They only help your child if you support them with a lot of patience and care. A long breath can’t hurt, and in the end almost always pays off.
Dyslexia: The many faces of partial performance weakness
The proportion of children with literacy problems in German school classes is given as 4 to 10 of the pupils, depending on the source. The large span can be explained by the fact that the problem is divided into different severity forms.
Standardised test procedures are used to determine whether the
- a reading spelling weakness (light form),
- a read-spelling disorder (more intense form) or to
- dyslexia (heavy form). Lagasthenia and literacy disorder are often used interchangeably.
This is either a combination of reading and writing, or isolated difficulties, either when reading or writing. Outside of Germany, the name dyslexia is rarely used, here the term dyslexia is used, on which science worldwide has also agreed.
Children with dyslexia need more time
Dyslexia Information: Children with partial performance disorders take much longer than their classmates to understand the basic knowledge of the subject and apply it sensibly, but this time is not provided for in the curriculum for the time being.
Dyslexicians need a lot of diszipin and a high concentration effort in order to be able to build on the learning successes of others.
Most of the time, they are quickly overwhelmed and reach their limits. On each school day, due to their much-stressed ability to concentrate, which is eventually exhausted, they miss important learning content that over time add up to large gaps in knowledge.
Dyslexicians are not learning poor
It quickly looks as if these children are overwhelmed by the learning material, only pushing the limits of their resources. They simply need more energy and stamina than their classmates to perform the same.
Only through constructive cooperation between parents and teachers, understanding of the difficulties, tasks to be tackled and meaningful support can the children be helped step by step. It is not possible to place the same demands as on classmates, but to assess and evaluate the individual learning gain in terms of the respective possibilities.