10 Oct Dyslexia and problems in reading and spelling
Dyslexia and problems in reading and spelling
For a long time I've been wondering why children find it difficult in elementary school and why there are so many people who can't read, write and do arithmetic properly. How can that be nowadays?
In the course of my work, I was repeatedly confronted with the question, "Can you test for dyslexia?". Yes, I can. In many cases, the exercises of evolutionary pedagogy are already the solution to the riddle. But there are children who need more.
Statistics speak of 10 to 15% of humanity who need more or a different kind of support to learn to read, write and calculate. This is due to their different sensory perception. The problems that arise lead to the fact that parents are usually asked by the school to subject the child to a dyslexia or dyscalculia test. Understandably, many parents panic, shy away from testing, or postpone any action. Shying away because it is often an intelligence test and the parents rarely believe that this is the cause of the school difficulties. Putting it off because you don't want to put your child through a battery of tests and you hope it will go away.
But what to do when you can't get anywhere with it? When a solution is needed?
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There are many methods
There are many methods to address this issue. One very efficient method is the AFS method. Here, the attention and sensory perceptions that it takes to learn our cultural techniques are tested. The reason why the AFS test is efficient is that in 1.5 to 2 hours it is possible to determine which deviations cause the difficulties in writing, reading and arithmetic. This open method is a new modern way of educational support for writing, reading and arithmetic problems. An individual training plan is created from the test result. Here, the attention, the joining of the thinking and acting process in writing, reading and arithmetic are trained. In functional training, training and sharpening of sensory perceptions takes place. In symptom training, reading and writing are specifically trained - with reference to the child's error words - in order to achieve anchoring.
The subtle difference
The AFS test also shows whether the problem is dyslexia or problems in reading and spelling. This is crucial in order to set up the training correctly. The terms dyslexia and problems in reading and spelling (LRS in German) have become established in our language, but are still often used differently. Moreover, there are gradations and expressions within these terms here. There are different triggers why a child is confronted with this issue.
If we disregard detailed knowledge and the interests of various professional groups, what is needed - focused on the child and his or her closest environment - is a practical solution that facilitates everyday school life.
The fact is, the sooner the child is given individual support, the better. The AFS test creates clarity and gives possibilities for action. Sensory perception can be trained very well between the age of 6 and 14 years. Targeted sensory perception training is the key. Together with the other measures it makes the difficulties in the areas of reading and writing significantly easier and thus improves them.
Every person is individual. Just as glasses have to be individually adjusted, dyslexia training is also adjusted to the personal characteristics and progress of the child.
Do you find your children's writing errors or their halting, incorrect or unwilling reading strange? Doesn't more practice bring improvement? Then find out now!