- Spacial abilities
- Face Recognition
- Visual Imagery
F/MRI studies show that those with dyslexia do not use the same part of the brain to read as do others. In fact they (the dyslexic), seem to use different parts of the brain rather than one single area as do most readers.
If a child lacks phonetic skills they have trouble sounding out words resulting in difficulty reading which only adds to the struggles these children experience. So it is highly important to teach phonics with these children using their natural talents. It is also important to understand as much as you can about their individual learning style as it is about their dyslexia. Each child is unique, and much more than their dyslexia.
Below are some recommendations that use right brain skills to teach , but notice what your child responds to the most, and let that be your guide
- To learn the alphabet have them sing the "Alphabet Song" while going on a walk with you (combines activity and music.)
- Have them physically handle the letters, trace and color them. Line the letters up, and ask the child to find the A (ext.), and bring it to you.
- Use active games like Ring Around the Phonics to teach reading and phonics
- Teach Comprehension as an activity
- Teach Sequencing as an activity
- Understand your child's unique learning style
- Most importantly, make sure your child is enunciating the phonic sounds correctly so as to increase their chances of succeeding.