Reading can be complex. When reading is a struggle, the first thing to check is how well reading
prerequisites are mastered. Yes, there are certain things that must be in place for the brain to recognize
letters and words.
First, the brain has to receive the correct information. If the messages are not clear, there will be confusion. In the podcast "Make Reading Easier" episode, you will learn to check the function of the eyes for tracking and convergence. You will hear what the symptoms of poor central detail vision are, such as poor eye contact, skipping small words when reading, etc. Resources will be given to check the child’s visual processing (short term memory) as well as to improve visual discrimination (the ability to tell the difference between very similar words)
In addition, we will also discuss how to properly store
information so that it can quickly be recalled later.
A prerequisite to reading using the phonics approach is to have a good auditory processing ability (auditory short term memory). If processing is not well developed, reading with phonics past three letter words can be next to impossible. Don’t go buy another phonics program! It isn't the phonics program that is the issue, it is the processing that causes the difficulty. You will learn what to do when phonics is not working and how to prepare the brain to be able to use phonics in the future.
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When you work on this auditory processing skill and the others mentioned above, it can be instrumental in reducing the symptoms of dyslexia and other reading challenges. Specific techniques to make reading easier are taught in this session. You will also understand how to
improve reading comprehension. Click here to listen to the full presentation from Dr. Jan Bedell.