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I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and a Christian Kindergarten Teacher. Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, quilting and creating innovative, hands on lessons for my students.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Kids with Dyslexia-How can we help?

As a Mom of 2 dyslexic kiddos I know it can be heartbreaking to watch them struggle to read and learn. It has been especially difficult with my 2nd son who is 7. He is repeating Kindergarten so that he can go through Dyslexia therapy without missing new concepts at school. He has already given up on reading, hates it and cries over every word. To say he is a severe dyslexic is an understatement. So a few weeks ago we had a talk about how to make reading easier, he loves to color, cut, glue etc. With that in mind I made a few worksheets after searching for some to buy and coming up empty. We did one worksheet a night for the last month and he was happy to do them. Little did he know he was truly learning how to see b,d,p and q without reversals. I think using large type with a very simple font also helped. I know there are specific fonts out there that SLP's feel are best but I wanted to use a different one to see if it truly made a difference. I personally think the simpler the font the better. Since my Collin liked these so much I have made them into a TpT packet of worksheets. As I come up with more for him I will add them to the packet. My hope is that these simple practice sheets will give him more confidence in reading. Also, they are great practice for any Pre-k/K kiddo, even ones without dyslexia. Collin especially liked finding the "b" on the coloring page below. He also really likes tape as your can see from the cutting page. He said these were his 2 favorites out of the pack. I won't post all of the pics but I always take one to send to Grandma so she can tell him how proud she is of him for doing his "homework."
Dyslexia-Worksheets-Help-with-bdp-and-q-reversals


So,we as parents and teachers will still need to support these kiddos with patience, kindness and love. Encourage them to read even though it is hard, do our best to foster a love for reading and be there to help when it is too hard. Hopefully fun, simple exercises like these can help  build confidence in these kids that need it the most. As always this is a work in progress and I would value any suggestions you may all have about this packet. I have a few more ideas for this weekend and hopefully more to come. I hope these can help your kiddos as much as I feel they are helping mine.
Till next time,Christine

1 comment:

  1. Very true my dear, that parents and teachers should support these types of kid’s for their better future. Without any help their future is not secure. I have also seen a child who is in my son’s class in Phoenix pre-k, and everyone support him. And I like all of these ideas that you have shared, especially exercise for these kid’s to build confidence.

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