Nobody can deny that dyslexia tutoring is a tough job. Not only does it require you to understand the child’s problem very deeply, but you also have to mould the teaching pattern accordingly so as to ensure that the child grasps and retains the lessons taught. So if you are feeling out of your wits and do not have a clue regarding how to shape your home tutoring style to suit the needs of the child, here are some dyslexia tutoring
tips that could come in handy. Read ahead…
To start with, you must figure out what the problem areas of the child are. Not all dyslexics are the same. Thus, it is crucial to determine if their dyslexia hampers their mind-hearing co-ordination, or mind-eyes coordination, or the child’s problems mostly revolve around sequential arrangements and mathematics.
Now, you must understand that since your child has certain weak points, it would do him/her a great deal of good if the teaching patterns revolve around their strong points. For instance, if the kid has a mind-eye coordination trouble, wouldn’t it be far better to teach him using hearing aids instead of visual aids? Obviously, this kind of teaching helps a dyslexic learn as easily as any normal person and makes the process of learning far less stressful.
However, while teaching well should be your prime focus during dyslexia tutoring you must not forget that the kid still needs to deal with his dyslexia problems. You must thus never completely ignore the fact that even if you are teaching him –focusing on his strong points, overcoming his weak points is equally important.
Thus to deal with the disorderly functioning of the brain in a dyslexic child, the best thing to do is to train their mind unconsciously. For instance, if they are weak at mathematics, you do not just have to sit with pencil and paper each time to make them solve mathematical problems. Get creative instead, and make them count, say- the number of fruits in the fruit bowl or the number of toy cars they own, etc. Also, it may be worth mentioning that this kind of home training works best when it is started at an early age of the child.
In order to learn more about dyslexia tutoring at home, you may like to speak to the child’s teacher at the school. Keep in regular touch with them to know their expert views on the child’s progress and for personalized expert tips on how to help the kid deal with their problem better. Also do not forget to keep encouraging the child in spite of all their failures and short comings so that they never lose hope and self confidence, since these are the main keys to success for any dyslexic child.
Work hard and do not stop your dyslexia tutoring even if the progress is frustratingly slow sometimes, because in the end it is about the future of a child!
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