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The Reading Center, with locations in Carencro and Lafayette, specializes in reading therapy for individuals with dyslexia, a common condition that affects 1 in 5.
Oftentimes people with dyslexia are viewed as being lazy by parents, guardians, and teachers who do not comprehend how the disability works. Because of their inability to adapt like everyone else in the classroom, students tend to feel as if they are lacking intelligence, when in fact some of the most successful accounts have been by dyslexic individuals.
Once the truths are realized, and they understand that they are not alone in what they face and that there is a way through it, confidence can be restored.
There are several warning signs that may not seem obvious.
For preschoolers some signs are:
• delayed speech
• scrambled sounds in long words
• left/right confusion
• late establishment of a dominant hand
and difficulty memorizing a phone number, home address, or alphabet
For elementary students, signs include:
• letter or number reversal continuing past the first grade
difficulty learning cursive
• problems sounding out unknown words
• difficulty telling time on a clock with hands
and trouble with math
High school students may have all of the previous symptoms as well as:
• limited vocabulary
• extremely poor written expression
• large discrepancies between verbal and written skills
inability to master a foreign language
• or difficulty reading printed music.
For all ages listed, school can be a dreadful experience.
Dyslexia carries on into adulthood. Indications include slow reading, having to read a page two to three times to understand it, very poor spelling, or getting lost in a familiar city often. Call us today so we can develop an individualized ACTION PLAN to achieve optimal reading success!