Dyslexics don’t understand phonics
Every word is a sight word.
Trust me even the most seemingly apathetic dyslexic cares that they aren’t a reader. We are painfully aware that our younger siblings are reading, and we aren’t. We know, we are missing out on adventures and knowledge found in books. When I was younger, I greatly desired to read, and I was extremely jealous of my younger sister and cousin. I thought they were much smarter than me because they could read. The best coping mechanism I had was to pretend I didn’t care. To pretend it didn’t matter but, it did. My point parents, don’t get discouraged if your child seems not to care. If they truly don’t care now, trust me, they eventually will.
Focusing is very important. (and extremely hard to do)
Not all reading activities are found in books.
- Memorize scripture
- Learn a poem, rhyme or song
- Brain gym activities
- Coloring in the lines (color by numbers are good too)
- Writing a word, then drawing a picture of it, or making the word with clay, sculpting a picture of the word
- Balancing games
- Crawling games
- Hand tossing (tossing a ball back and forth to yourself)
- Lazy eights