Your child works so hard at reading. They struggle and struggle, but the process never becomes any easier – not like it is for the other kids. They start to think that maybe they’re dumb or slow – but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
The fact is, the simple act of reading involves a lot of steps in the brain. First, the brain has to understand how letters form sounds and how those sounds flow together to form words. With dyslexia, letters on a page may appear backwards or all jumbled together. They may be spaced in the wrong places or upside down.
As you might imagine, this is quite taxing for the brain, so it’s no wonder kids with dyslexia get frustrated quickly and may dislike reading. They may make a lot of mistakes when reading out loud, causing their peers to laugh at them or tease them. But children with dyslexia can learn to read despite their challenges and can go on to be highly creative and successful. Some of the brightest scientists and most famous celebrities are dyslexic – so it’s certainly nothing to be ashamed of.
Usually, the first signs of dyslexia can be seen when the child enters pre-school or kindergarten and is just starting to read. They may struggle to sound out words or know which letters make which sounds. They may wonder why they’re being “singled out” in school to meet with a special reading teacher or tutor, but all of these things will help them tremendously over time.
It’s worth noting that dyslexia also has nothing to do with the eyes, and is instead more of an issue with “crossed wires” in the brain. Fortunately, seeing someone who specialists in dyslexia treatments, such as the professionals at ACE Clinics in Toronto, can help “uncross” those wires through using a highly effective neuro-cognitive training program that will help re-train to rectify the brain ability to read, and process information more effectively.
If you believe your child may be dyslexic and they’re struggling in school, now is the time to act to take steps on correcting the issue before they fall behind in school.
If you or someone you love is affected by Dyslexia, it’s worth scheduling a consultation with ACE Clinics. Our professionals specialize in assessment as well as non-prescription neuro-cognitive treatments, which can help to improve and restore optimal brain function.