But here are some of the more widely mentioned “types” of dyslexia that you might hear about:
- Phonological Dyslexia. This is often what people are thinking of when they talk generally about dyslexia.
- Surface Dyslexia.
- Rapid Naming Deficit.
- Double Deficit Dyslexia.
- Visual Dyslexia.
So, how can I help my dyslexic child learn to read?
Kids with reading difficulties may need help when it comes to noticing all the details in a new word—especially if the word has an unusual spelling. Take the word through, for example. Teach your child by first showing her the word and then reading it out loud. Next, ask her to say the letters in the word.
Is dyslexia treatable?
Dyslexia is a disorder present at birth and cannot be prevented or cured, but it can be managed with special instruction and support. Early intervention to address reading problems is important. These may include an educational specialist, an educational psychologist, or a speech therapist.
What is visual dyslexia?
Visual dyslexia is reading difficulty resulting from either optical visual problems (physical causes) or visual processing disorders (cognitive/neurological causes). Optical problems often result from simple near or far sightedness. Mental processing problems are often the result of visual stress.