Monday, February 15, 2010

Mindroom - Learning Difficulties - Dyslexia Information

Mindroom - Learning Difficulties - Dyslexia Information

Dyslexia is characterised by specific problems in learning to read and write.
It is best described as a combination of abilities and difficulties that affect the learning process in one or more of reading, spelling, writing.

Dyscalcula - problems with mathematics

Dysgraphia - a learning disability resulting from the difficulty in expressing thoughts in writing. It generally refers to extremely poor handwriting.

There are three types of dyslexia– motor, visual, auditory

Associated features

  • Poor working memory – especially for sequenced, auditory – linguistic material
  • Difficulties with phonology – the sounds in words.
  • Problems in distinguishing left/right
  • Poor sense of direction
  • Difficulties with time and tense
  • Visual and auditory perceptual difficulties
  • Unexpectedly poor reading in relation to general ability
  • Spelling problems
  • Difficulty remembering telephone numbers and appointments
  • Bad handwriting
  • Difficulty learning things by rote e.g. months of the year
  • Poor concentration

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