Children With Dyslexia Excel at Lexis Prep

How Does Dyslexia Affect Learning?

Almost all children with dyslexia have difficulty with the phonological system of language - phonological awareness - from which develops phonemic awareness. Children with poor phonemic awareness have difficulty learning the sound/symbol relationships essential for sounding out words, a skill that is necessary to become an efficient reader. New words cannot be sounded out, so children with dyslexia often try to rely on memorization, sight word reading, and/or guessing. Reading therefore becomes laborious and frustrating.

Because reading comes so easily to others, it is not uncommon to see children teased by peers and berated for being lazy by teachers who do not understand this learning disability. Some children act out with frustration and behavioral changes, while others withdraw with low self-esteem, anxiety, or depression. Many children do often excel in another area (e.g., music, drama, or athletics) which, when encouraged, can help overcome the social and emotional difficulties they have experienced. With help, most people can lead happy, productive, and successful lives (e.g., Winston Churchill, Anderson Cooper, Bruce Jenner).

Why is Lexis Prep a Great Place for Children with Dyslexia?

We understand that all children with dyslexia can learn to read, but they may learn to read in very different ways. Your child will learn best if the teacher understands his or her learning style and how to teach to that style. We can help your child with dyslexia learn to “break the code" by:

  • Uncovering the true cause of the reading difficulty through careful study.
  • Creating a Customized Learning Plan (CLP) for your child which will include intensive, interactive, multisensory reading instruction.
  • Offering individual or small group instruction using a variety of research-based strategies, including Orton-Gillingham.
  • Utilizing regular diagnostic and progress assessments to determine your child's subsequent needs.
  • Maintaining small class sizes (6:1 ratio) and having a dedicated Accent teacher to support the classroom teachers. 
  • Offering an additional writing period for middle school students.
  • Using supplemental programs such as "Read Naturally", "Wilson Phonics", and "Handwriting Without Tears".
  • Employing probing and clarifying techniques which assist students in responding. These include restating a question, scaffolding a question or assignment, asking a related question, or giving the student a clue.

To learn more about dyslexia, check out our Dyslexia Fact Sheet. To learn more about Lexis Prep, please complete the form on the right.

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