Multi-sensory learning

Multi-sensory learning refers to using more than one sensory modalities for learning. The sensory modalities at play during learning are auditory, visual and sensory-motor. Sensory motor can be further divided into fine-motor and gross motor. Many forms of instruction use more than one modalities. Why Multi-sensory instruction is important? Imagine memory as a book shelf. Are you going to find a book quickly if you…

Specialists Who Work With Kids With Learning and Attention Issues

The child’s doctor or teacher would be the first people to whom you can talk about your child’s issues. They may refer you to different non-medical specialists, who specialize in learning. Clinical psychologists Clinical child psychologists assess and treat a wide range of mental health issues in children and teens, including social and emotional problems. These psychologists may work in a variety of settings, including…

How You Can Help Your Child With Dyslexia

How can you help your child with dyslexia While getting help from school or other professionals, there are things you can do for your her. This help values a lot for your child, as it is a great emotional support for your child. She will feel that you are concerned about her and also it will grow your relationship with your child. It will help…

The reading challenges and their causes

The reading challenges faced by a child vary from one child to another. Yet there are certain common difficulties faces by children. There are also certain causes for the difficulties in reading. Your child might be having difficulty for reading due to dyslexia or some other reason. The common problems faced by child may be: Reading Trouble in Preschool or Kindergarten Struggles to recognize letters,…

Dyslexia – An awareness into its aspects

Dyslexia Dyslexia is a specific learning disability. It is called a “specific learning disability” because certain faculties of learning such as reading, writing are affected, but not intelligence. In most of the cases it is a life long struggle for the person. There are about a 10 million cases per year in India. The aspect of learning that is affected is reading and comprehending. They…

Tests for dyslexia

Tests for dyslexia There are few tests to rule out dyslexia. The the skills the test for dyslexia may assess: Phonological awareness Decoding Reading fluency and comprehension Rapid naming Test for Phonological awareness Measures child’s ability to isolate and work with words. Phonological processing forms the foundation of reading skills. The test evaluator may ask the child to blend sounds or segment words. For example…