Solutions For Dyslexia
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) identifies dyslexia as:
“ a specific learning difference that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.”
Dyslexia affects 1 in 5 people in the US. Most parents come to Nessy, concerned that their child is falling behind in school and that their self-esteem is being eroded. Nessy’s been helping children with dyslexia for 20 years. It is designed to be fun and motivating.
The 2 Most Important Things To Do
1. Learn as much as you can about dyslexia
2. Get help using a structured language program or Orton-Gillingham teaching approach
1. Dyslexia Explained
Most people are unaware that there are many different types of dyslexia, all affecting different things. Dyslexia is far more varied and affects more than the generally accepted reading and spelling difficulties.
Dyslexia Explained is our free ebook that explains the types of dyslexia, their strengths, weaknesses and effective strategies that help those with it. This book is designed to be read with your child to help them understand their dyslexia and feel reassured that they’re not alone.
If your child is between 5-7 years of age you can try our free dyslexia checklist as the first step on your identification journey.
An online screening tool can help you to understand the areas in which your child is struggling.
Nessy, in collaboration with the Bristol Dyslexia Center, dyslexia specialists and professionals have created our own online dyslexia screener.
Dyslexia Quest looks at 6 key areas of learning that are often affected by dyslexia.
2. Getting The Right Help
The wrong type of help is often damaging because the child makes no progress and it reinforces their belief that that they are stupid. It’s vital that any teacher working with a dyslexic child has been trained in one of the following methods: Orton-Gillingham influenced methods – Wilson, Barton and Take Flight are three well know teaching programs that have a proven record of success. But hiring a private tutor can be costly ranging from $40-$100 and hour. Even finding a qualified tutor can be a challenge because there just aren’t enough.
Nessy Reading & Spelling is a low cost alternative to get help to your child immediately. It’s based upon Orton-Gillingham methodology and has been used successfully with hundreds of thousands of children around the world.
Writing Beach is a great companion to Nessy Reading & Spelling. It is more suitable for older children.
You can read more about Writing Beach here.
Nessy have put together a bundle exclusively for parents and homeschoolers.
You get all the above products, plus Nessy Numbers for 20% off!
You can read more here.
Nessy believes learning happens when its fun!