How To Deal With Dyslexia In Children?
Afternoon doctor. My child is now in the first grade of elementary school. My child was late talking and now can speak thank God. When I started to study at every time there was a lesson in reading or writing, always in the mood and sometimes my child cried, and now it’s elementary school, every dictation or reading is always crying! And now I will enter les Calistung with the mayor. Thank God it’s better, but sometimes it takes a long time to read and write! What is the solution so that he can quickly absorb everything learned in school. Thank you before
Hello Raudha, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com
The symptoms that you mentioned occur in your child do lead to dyslexia. Dyslexia itself is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading, spelling, writing, or speaking. Children with dyslexia have difficulty connecting the letters they see with the sounds created by these letters.
Dyslexia in general only involves the part of the brain that processes language, so the child's intelligence can actually be normal. The cause of dyslexia is not known with certainty, but there are known several risk factors that increase the likelihood of dyslexia in children:
family history of dyslexia or other learning disorders
born prematurely or born with a low birth weight
exposure to nicotine, alcohol, illegal drugs, or infections that interfere with the fetus's brain in the womb
Basically dyslexia cannot be cured. The severity of dyslexia in each child can also vary. In children with mild dyslexia, there is generally no need for certain therapies or interventions. The child will later learn and adapt themselves to these conditions even though more effort is needed to learn. Early diagnosis can help children with dyslexia adjust to the future. You should take your child to the pediatrician (take it to a child's growth and development consultant if you have it in your area), so that further tests can be carried out on your child. In general, therapy will focus on developing ways of learning that are more acceptable to children. In this case cooperation is needed between doctors, parents, and children's schools. As a parent, provide emotional support for children and keep the child's motivation to learn. Help your child recognize the sounds of each letter, help your child recognize words and associate words with their meanings, and read more stories to children. Scolding children because children have learning disorders will not solve the problem can actually worsen the child's condition.
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