Reading black print on a white background can be a source of visual stress for a child with dyslexia. There are a number of ways to counteract the glare from white paper such as glasses with coloured lenses, overlays or in this case a reading ruler.
As any Occupational Therapist will tell you, hand and finger strength is important for every-day activities. There are over 25 muscles in your forearm and hand. The muscles in the forearm control elbow, wrist and finger movements. The smaller muscles in the palm of the hand control the more refined movements of the thumb and fingers.
Playing board games is an excellent and easy way to teach your child many new skills. Both social and educational skills can be learned through play in a manner that is enjoyable for all involved. New skills and concepts can be mastered in a competitive and easy way.
Dyslexia is one of a group of specific learning difficulties. These difficulties have an effect on the processing of information. These difficulties, such as dyscalculia, dyspraxia and ADHD/ADD can often be diagnosed at the same time as a diagnosis of dyslexia, hence the name ‘co-occurring difficulties’.
These difficulties are unrelated to intelligence but may have a neurological origin and are often hereditary.