Teaching children with dyslexia

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A large proportion of this group were found to have reading difficulties at least as severe as the problems faced by hearing children with dyslexia. In addition, a substantial group of oral deaf children with average reading skills are at risk of developing reading problems because of poor language. It is possible to use reading and dyslexia-sensitive tests developed for hearing children successfully with oral deaf children. This has implications for the training of professionals who work with deaf children, to ensure that testing is effective in achieving valid scores. These findings highlight the scale of reading difficulty in oral deaf children. They also point to an urgent need for specialist interventions to be implemented along the lines currently offered to hearing children with dyslexia.

It aims to describe typical reading profiles in deaf signers and identify children who present with dyslexic profiles. It will also identify strategies that may help deaf signing children learn to read. The study will produce reading test scores for deaf children in Year 6 on a number of reading tests that will be made available to schools. Should I Have My Child Assessed? Welcome to this independent, fad-free and no-nonsense website. Primary teachers, SENCos, tutors for adult basic skills, in fact anyone involved with the teaching of early reading or reading intervention should find the content useful. UK government for teaching the English Alphabet Code within a broad and language-rich curriculum.

Though not a simple panacea, it is usually extremely effective when taught by teachers who are keen, committed and knowledgeable about the subject. Go to synthetic phonics to find more about this common-sense way to teach reading and spelling. The website is an on-going project and the content is subject to constant revision. New information and weblinks are added regularly, much of it challenging to conventional and established beliefs concerning dyslexia and the teaching of reading. Honorary member of the Reading Reform Foundation committee. Did you know that many intervention programmes for children struggling with reading and basic skills programmes for adult non-readers consist, mostly, of activities that will not help them to learn to read and write? A lot of existing approaches are founded on lies.