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Helping someone with Dyslexia - February 25th 2011, 04:35 PM

I wasnt sure whether to put this is disability or education so if anyone thinks i should move this let me know.

Well before my boyfriend was my boyfriend i told him that i was lookng for a guy who cares as much about books and reading as i do (its like dancing for a ballerina to me) along with other things such as no drug use, maturity etc

so now hes super mature, doesnt take drugs and is my boyfriend but last night he said he wanted to start reading and enjoying it so we could share something i love so much but he is dyslexic and finds its difficult to read or enjoy it. Sometimes i mix up words and i cant spell at all and that is endlessly frustraiting so i cant even imagine how frustraiting it may get for him. Is there anything i can do to help him I was thinking comics (another love) or something rather than a thick tiny font novel. Does anyone have any ideas or tips that i could use to help him a bit? He has his heart set on this so any help at all would be appreciated.
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Re: Helping someone with Dyslexia - February 25th 2011, 07:59 PM

one of my close friends also has dyslexia, and has problems spelling and reading. but she now has a pair of glasses that have coloured lenses.
Does your boyfriend have problems with actual reading or just managing to see the words properly on the page? what i mean is, when he sees the letters do they like, move around or something. i watched a show on dyslexia, and these glasses show things in the colour that the lenses are tinted; it's meant to stop the words from seemingly dance around the page.
so if it's that, maybe you could talk to an optition, i think that's where you can get ones like it. I'm not entirely sure, but it's something you can look into.
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Re: Helping someone with Dyslexia - February 25th 2011, 10:39 PM

Dyslexia is a description of syndromes because there are about 6 or more types of dyslexia. Depending on the type, his impairments will be for different things and of different severities all of which affect the treatment. You could try asking him the type of dyslexia he is diagnosed with (no self-diagnoses) and look that type up. If he doesn't know the type he has, ideally he should ask his parents or doctor but you could attempt to find out the type he has yourself. You'll need to know exactly what it is he experiences when reading and if there are other language and non-language related issues as well.

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Re: Helping someone with Dyslexia - March 1st 2011, 11:19 PM

[quote=Gorodetsky;591377]I wasnt sure whether to put this is disability or education so if anyone thinks i should move this let me know.

I believe there is a lot of misunderstanding about dyslexia. I have been teaching dyslexic children for 6 years and not one of my students have words running about. I have an article on Irlen syndrome in my blog which explains this condition. However, this should not be classified under dyslexia.

Dyslexics find it difficult to read only because English is an orthographically inconsistent language. My dyslexic students read fluently in Malay and Romanized Mandarin which use the same 26 alphabets as does the English language.

Encourage your boy friend to just look at what you read while you read to him. You may also look at the lessons in my blog specifically written for dyslexics. I am not allowed to post the url here but you may get to it by typing my name in FB and going from there.
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