Reading Problems

I used to tutor children in reading with Montessori materials at our local school’s special education class. Most of the reading problems were identified with a “dyslexia” label . It was interesting because each child seemed to have unique and individual problems in learning how to read. Many of the students did not see the letters in a mirror image. The one thing they did have in common was not being able to understand the sounds of the letters of the words they were reading.

New research from “Joanisse is finding that children with reading impairments rely more heavily on the right
hemispheres of their brains, even though language is controlled by the left side.”
As well, there’s been a change in the belief that people with dyslexia invert letters, for example, flipping a b upside down into a p.
Joanisse says they’re actually having problems converting the letters they see into the sounds they know. You can read more at-
Technology may soon tell researchers why some kids have trouble reading. The article is insightful in that it confirms that reading is not any easy skill for many children and adults.

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