Overcoming Dyslexia For Dummies
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Dyslexics respond well to multisensory methods of learning which use a hands-on approach engaging a few senses together at the same time. Help your child combat dyslexia with multisensory learning at home by playing a lot of hands-on and physical games, fit drawing and model-making into homework, and saying out loud the words she reads and writes. Also, when your child begins to learn letters and words have them:

  • draw their shapes in different mediums, like sugar and pudding

  • trace over them on unusual textures, like sandpaper

  • construct 3D models of letters out of modeling clay

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Tracey Wood, MEd, is a children's reading specialist and the author of several books, including Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies and Teaching Kids to Spell For Dummies.

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