Reading and Writing Difficulties
Do you know someone who has difficulty reading and writing? There is an excellent organization that helps people with these challenges. The organization is the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). There are forty-one branches of the IDA in the USA. There are also branches in Canada and around the world. IDA is the oldest organization dedicated to the study and treatment of dyslexia. Dyslexia is a neurological learning disability. If someone has dyslexia, his or her brain is wired to handle information differently. IDA is committed to providing complete information and services to address the full scope of dyslexia and related reading and writing challenges. If you are dyslexic or know someone who is having difficulty learning to read or write, contact the IDA branch nearest you. They offer wonderful conferences, websites and support groups to help people meet the challenges of dyslexia.
People with dyslexia can take longer to process information and figure out how to use new data. It can make reading and writing more difficult. Having dyslexia doesn’t make a person dumb or lazy. Often spatial reasoning and creative thought are easier for people with dyslexia. There are many famous people with dyslexia. Some dyslexics say having dyslexia is a gift because it helps them to think outside of the box. The following people have/had the gift of dyslexia: Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, George Patton, John Lennon, Woodrow Wilson, Richard Branson, Henry Ford, Charles Schwab, Agatha Christie, Muhammad Ali, Pablo Picasso, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jay Leno to name a few.
Students with dyslexia need a longer time to learn to read and write. With the gift of time, they can learn these skills. Accelerating the pace for acquiring language skills will not be beneficial for students with dyslexia. In primary grades, teachers need to present a structured, systematic, explicit approach to the foundational skills of reading. Children with dyslexia need extra time to acquire these skills. For older students, using taped recorders instead of pen and paper, listening to audio books and using computers can be helpful in doing their schoolwork.
Fisher Hill has an excellent literacy series for Spanish-speaking teens and adults who want to learn how to read and write in English. The literacy series begins with English Reading and Spelling for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. This book offers a structured, systematic, explicit approach in teaching the foundational skills of reading and spelling. When completed, students are ready to practice their beginning reading skills with English Reading Comprehension for the Spanish Speaker Book 1 and writing skills with English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. The vocabulary presented in the first book is reviewed in English Vocabulary for the Spanish Speaker Book 1. The four series, each with six workbooks, were written to be used together to give students a good foundation in English literacy.
Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our easy to use workbooks that help Spanish-speaking teens and adults learn to read and write in English.