I've been doing a lot of research to find out how to help my children. What I am finding is that there are so many faces of Dyslexia! Meaning, there are so many overlaping groups of symptoms each affecting each Dyslexic person to different levels. There are the symptoms of Dyslexia itself with problems with reading, spelling, and language, then there is ADD/ADHD causing attention problems, Dyspraxia causing motor skill problems like writing and coordination, and Dyscalculia causing problems with math, numbers, and directional situations. Some people struggle more with some groups of symptoms than others. I now know that helping them is more individual than I thought, needing to address each child seperately according to their symptoms. There is the Orton-Gillingham system to help those with Dyslexia with reading, spelling, and language, there is a system out there by Professor Mehesh Sharma to help those with Dyscalculia with learning and retaining math concepts, there are accomadations that can be made for those with ADD/ADHD like a low distraction accademic environment and a structured schedule, and there are accomadations that can be made for those with Dyspraxia like less writing and more oral/audio work. Each group also has their own coping skills to develope according to their symptoms. In addition to all the above, finding their strengths and allowing them to shine like no one among their peers can.
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