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Dyslexia Treatment & Tutoring in Houston, TX
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What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a learning disability that is characterized by deficits in accurate and fluent word recognition. A large number of children have dyslexia but very few have been professionally diagnosed. Dyslexia is more complex than an individual’s inability to differentiate between letters that look similar like ”b” and “d”. People with dyslexia have a disorder in which vital skills required for learning and understanding are affected. Due to this learning disorder, they often have problems separating sounds of spoken words. It is a developmental learning disorder that hinders a person’s ability to read, recognize and process words or symbols. People do not become dyslexic as a result of a lack of intelligence; in fact, most people with dyslexia have normal or above-average intelligence. It is also not caused by a lack of vision or problems with sight. Our staff at Excelsior Academy in Houston can provide accommodation for students with dyslexia and help overcome the challenges people with this disability face.
Treatment for Dyslexia in Houston, TX
Treatment includes phonics and writing.
We assist students with dyslexia in the Houston area by using treatment techniques such as the Blue Book Method. Dyslexic students are able to improve their reading abilities through phonics activities starting with the foundation of the English language from vowel sounds, consonants, blends, and the basic rules of the English language. This method improves the auditory, visual and cognitive skills of students with dyslexia. These treatments work on the students’ abilities such as the ability to decode and encode words and sounds. Our Sounds of Language book helps students with rhyming, syllable segmentation, blending, sound deletion, and sound isolation. We also provide enjoyable and natural techniques that are known to be effective for students with dyslexia.
Dyslexia Tutoring and Therapy
Writing Tutoring for Dyslexia Students
Between 5 to 20 percent of children in the United States have dyslexia which means many children require dyslexia therapy. Many children with dyslexia do not get the assistance and guidance they need in order to reach their potential due to therapy and tutoring for dyslexia being uncommon. At Suprex Learning, we provide students with NILD Educational Therapy techniques that are useful in strengthening a student’s ability to understand and manipulate sounds. The students with dyslexia receive writing therapy by acquiring the foundation of cursive writing. This is part of the Rhythmic Writing technique in which we also help students build their cognitive skills. These techniques are useful for students seeking tutoring and therapy for dyslexia.
Reading Therapy for Students who need Dyslexia Tutoring
We help improve reading abilities by using techniques from the National Institute of Learning Development. Students will be able to effectively recognize individual sounds, sound patterns, and detect sound/syllable association. With the help of these techniques, they improve decoding and encoding skills and improve long-term visual sequential memory. If a student has difficulty with literacy, our teachers will ensure that students build a strong foundation in the English language beginning with vowels, consonants, blends, prefixes, endings, and other rules. Students are provided with manuals and workbooks to learn how to verbalize phonics sounds with the teachers.
Manuals for Dyslexia Therapy
We use several books from the National Institute of Learning Development to help students with dyslexia overcome reading and writing disabilities.
Dyslexia tutoring through the Blue Book Method helps students acquire phonemic sounds with words. For example, we begin with the vowel sounds starting with the long ‘A’ for apron and the short ‘A’ for apple. The next section moves to consonant sounds including ‘B’ for bat and ‘C’ for cat. Our program for dyslexic students is not just for younger students, but it is designed for adults as well. We focus on more advanced words and rules such as syllable blends for adults.
Let’s Read: A Linguistic Approach
This book is based on a systemic approach to reading and helps you decode the sound-letter patterns of the English language to best address dyslexia. This book begins with the most alphabetic sounds to the least alphabetic and less frequent spelling patterns through a total of 5,000 words.