During October, we celebrate dyslexia awareness month.
Dyslexia is a specific form of reading disorder, and it is also the most common learning disability. Dyslexia in children is not always the same. Different children may have different symptoms, but some of basic symptoms include problems with reading speed, accuracy and fluency, as well as reading comprehension.
As part of dyslexia, other difficulties can occur in the form of difficult calculations, loss of concentration and hyperactivity. Dyslexia is not a problem of intelligence. These children can be of average or above average intelligence. In children with dyslexia, there is a problem in processing auditory and visual data, but not in the ability to see and hear. It is not transient and represents a lifelong condition.
It is important to start reading aloud as early as possible and talk about what you have read in order to help your child develop his vocabulary as much as possible. For better monitoring and understanding of what is read, I can
audio recordings of books or stories, watching illustrations and reading text in small amounts can help. Graphic organizers (mind maps, diagrams, conceptual networks…) are a teaching tool that
they visually display information, i.e. the thinking process. Most children with dyslexia have a visual learning style, so visual aids are impressive and fun for children, and teachers and parents can
come up with and design yourself.
We run the SOC Opatija corner as part of the “Hummingbirds on a Square” program. This program is financed by the Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy. The content of this exhibit is the sole responsibility of the Association and does not necessarily reflect the position of the Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy.