Language Based Disability
Language based disability is a major impairment caused in dyslexic children, who start showing clear signs of communication problems since childhood. Such kids find it tough to express themselves clearly while speaking or writing or even reading. However, with constant efforts and practice, one can be trained to communicate more clearly and appropriately. Here are some simple tips that can be practiced at home to train a dyslexic mind …
First of all it is important to understand that language based disability in dyslexia is caused due to multiple causes- such as vision impairment, inability to follow sequential arrangement of words and letters, hearing issues etc. Thus, in order to successfully deal with communication problems in dyslexia, these root causes have to be dealt with first. Often children have certain central issues that seem to create a major amount of trouble for them, while other aspects could otherwise be the focus of their strengths. For instance, a child may have problems in reading due to visual impairment, but could be perfectly capable of processing data through hearing aids. Use their strengths to create a sound foundation for dealing with language based disability so that they can learn faster and more easily.
Usually it is said that reading from shiny surfaces or text written in clumsy format can aggravate the problem for a dyslexic child. Therefore, a good way to help them deal with their language based disability is to start with reading from less shiny surfaces. Introduce them to subject matter written well and in short sentences and with proper word formatting to make matters easier for them.
Regular practice sessions at home can also go a long way in helping with language based disability. Make learning grammar and words fun. Instead of sticking to the usual study routine, practice spellings while playing with the child, for example, by asking them to spell the names of their toys, etc.
To get the child in the ‘flow’ of grammatically correct language, introducing them to music and making them learn songs by heart can be a good idea as well. The more they practice rolling over their language correctly, the better they would be able to train their minds and deal with language based disability.
Language based disability must be dealt with very sensitively so that the child never feels helpless at not being able to communicate with others. Try to understand them and encourage them to read and write as often as possible. While correcting mistakes is a very important aspect of dealing with any language based disability, the trick is to do it in such tactful way that they do not develop inferiority complex issues.