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Children's Day: Dyslexia in Children

By Nkem Egenuka on Fri, 26/05/2017 - 15:21

Children’s Day is here again!, Children are our treasure and we love them, they are the leaders of tomorrow and Children's Day is a chance for all of us to celebrate them.

As we commemorate, here is a little information about dyslexia in children that you need to know...

Dyslexia in Children

Dyslexia general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read, interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but does not affect general intelligence. It affects  mainly reading accuracy and fluency. Children with dyslexia may not be able to answer questions related to what they have read, but may easily comprehend and remember when read too.

In this part of the world, dyslexia is not really recognized and people think that an affected child is just ‘unintelligent’.

It is important to know that dyslexia is not a visual problem as people believe it is. Neither is it a problem of intelligence, dyslexic children are as intelligent as their peers.

Symptoms of Dyslexia in Children

Dyslexia symptoms may differ from one child to another, but the general symptoms are:

  • Problems with accuracy and fluency in reading and spelling.
  • It can also affect writing, math and language, too.
  • They may have trouble decoding words (the ability to match letters to sounds and then use that skill to read words accurately)
  • One symptom of dyslexia is when children avoid reading out loud and even to themselves; they sometimes get anxious or frustrated when reading.

Children’s Day Special

6 Must reads for children!

The First Corn by Mabel Segun

This is an exciting story of how a man got his first seed of corn.

Koku, is one of twins who is customarily abandoned and left to perish. Find out if he survives...

This is an adventure story, centered around the prevalent problems of robbery and crime on the Highway.

This story tells of Ure Chokwe's determination to go to school in spite of his poor background.

This is a folk tale that recounts how the leopard got his claws and teeth and why he rules the forest with terror.

This is a magical tale about a boy's dream of crossing the mighty Niger River by one of Nigeria and the world's most beloved writers.

 

Zodml wishes every child a Happy Children's Day!

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Sources

www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

www.webmd.com

www.understood.org

www.dyslexia.com

en.oxforddictionaries.com

Photo Credit

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