Managing Dyslexia

Even though dyslexia is an incurrable disability, educational support can be provided to help individuals learn to read and write. Many techniques and technical aidsare available that can help manage or even conceal symptoms of the disability. As the person becomes more aware and learns to understand the problem, the stress and anxiety formerly associated with reading goes away and it becomes easier to understand.

Intervention with alphabet writing systems, is important in the management of dyslexia, with the goal being to increase a child's awareness of correspondences between letters and sounds, and relating these to reading and spelling. It has been found that training focused towards visual language and spelling issues yields btter long-term results than just training the person on the sound of the letter.

Evidence shows that the use of specially tailored fonts may provide some measure of assistance for those suffering from dyslexia. It is important to start combatting the disability as early as possible, while language areas in the brain are still developing, in order to be most successful and to reduce the long-term effects of dyslexia.

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