October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month - Language Learning Apps, LLC, Sugests How to Identify and Help a Struggling Reader

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National Dyslexia Awareness Month is aimed at building awareness in parents and teachers of this language based reading disability. Language Learning Apps, LLC, provides the signs of a student with dyslexia.

Dyslexia cannot be cured, but its impact can be overcome.

National Dyslexia Awareness Month is aimed at building awareness in parents and teachers.

Approximately 10% of the population suffers from some symptoms of dyslexia; including lack of fluency in reading, difficulty writing, confusing similar words, difficulty with spelling, and more. Dyslexia is not related to an intellectual disability. It is not “reading backwards.” It is a language-based learning disability found in people with average or greater intelligence; people who can learn to read if given appropriate educational strategies.

Signs of dyslexia can include: delayed speech and language milestones; difficulty organizing oral and written language; difficulty learning the alphabet and letter-sound correspondence; difficulty with pronouncing multisyllabic words, and with recognizing which words begin or end with the same sounds; difficulty learning to spell; difficulty with reading comprehension due to the need to focus all of one’s attention on decoding the words. There is often difficulty learning a foreign language. Students with dyslexia also may have difficulty memorizing number facts and ordering math operations. Much of math is language based.

Children with dyslexia can learn to read. If a child displays any of these symptoms, it is important to talk to his/her teacher, request a formal assessment, and read up on dyslexia facts. Rule out any vision defects or cognitive problems.

There are places to get help for adults with dyslexia who are still struggling. The International Dyslexia Association has a newsletter and information to share. Dyslexia cannot be cured, but its impact can be overcome.

Language Learning Apps, LLC was founded in 2011 by Susan Berkowitz, a speech-language pathologist for more than 35 years. Susan has worked with students with signifiant language learning disabilities - many of whom are nonverbal and non-readers - in public and non-public schools, and in her private practice, and has presented workshops and seminars around the country. Her apps are designed from intervention activities she used successfully for many years with many students. Language Learning Apps, LLC’s mission is to provide quality apps that aid students in developing effective language skills. See them at http://languagelearningapps.com

Language Learning Apps, LLC can be reached at languagelearningapps(at)gmail(dot)com or at 619 980 0347

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