Reading is one of the most important skills a child needs to master because it provides a foundation for learning every other subject in school and beyond. Developing reading skills is difficult, especially for those with dyslexia. However, with appropriate intervention, those with dyslexia can and do learn to read.
Before working with a child who struggles with reading, understand that although widely believed, dyslexia is NOT reading backwards. Confusing letters like “b” and “d” is common for beginning readers and has nothing to do with the disorder. The source of reading problems may also be due to an inability to hear the differences between distinct phonemes (sounds), gaps in ability to identify all of the letters of the alphabet, or not learning to distinguish between consonants and vowels. Dyslexia is a specific condition in which the normal neural (brain) connections between visual symbols (letters) and the sounds they make do not happen automatically.
For those who struggle with dyslexia, and who’ve had less-than-pleasant experiences with books and worksheets, playing the Orton-Gillingham based phonics card games included below can be the ticket to learning how to read. The games included below have been thoroughly tested and have been used with great success in the Strong Learning Centers® in New York, as well as numerous schools, private practices, and households throughout the United States. For those looking for a comprehensive reading program, visit TigerTuesday.com
Suggested Resources for Dyslexia
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