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    • Children With Learning Disabilities Articles - How to Improve Reading Flow in Children With Learning Disabilities Written by: Autism Advisor Children With Learning Disabilities Articles Children with learning disabilities have trouble reading, and it is frequently noted that, even if they know the words, they often cannot flow naturally as they read. There may be many factors involved in the failure of children with learning difficulties to read well, and I would like to touch on some of these in this article. As a practitioner who has successfully worked with these children for over 20 years, I feel that I have some practical things I can contribute to the debate on learning disabilities, especially with regard to the reading proficiency of these children. Step 1: Make Sure They Can Concentrate! If you want children with learning disabilities to improve their reading speed, the first thing you must do is to make sure they are concentrating properly. As a Behavioral Optometrist, I look to the visual system to solve this problem, because I know that and unresolved refractive problems in their eyes, like long sight for example, can dramatically affect a child's concentration. Also, if a child is lacking in their focus or their eye coordination, this too can decrease their ability to concentrate. Children With Learning Disabilities Articles In these instances, they put so much effort into just holding the page clear and single, they have very little available for anything else, and tired due to the extreme effort required to perform the task. Reading becomes tiring, difficult and frustrating for children with learning disabilities, and very often a set of reading glasses can be wonderful in these circumstances. Children With Learning Disabilities Articles - How to Improve Reading Flow in Children With Learning Disabilities © 2010
    • Other practitioners might look to ADHD medication, occupational or speech therapy or natural substances to improve concentration, but as an Optometrist, I believe that the easiest thing to try first is the right reading glasses. in my experience this treatment most often works for improving the concentration span of children with learning disabilities. Children With Learning Disabilities Articles Step 2: Make Sure They Know The Words! Children with learning disabilities almost always have a decrease sight word vocabulary, so when they read they are constantly coming across words that they do not know. The vision therapy I have designed spends a lot of time directly working with visualization and visual memory, and we have had spectacular success over many years increasing children's ability to retain spelling words. Step 3: Help Them Control their Eye Movements! Eye movement control is essential if a child is to flow in their reading. If you find that adding a ruler under the line of words helps their reading speed, then chances are that they have a significant eye movement problem. The ruler helps, sure, but how much more effective would it be to train the child's eye movements so that they have accurate and adequate control. In my therapy, I use a variety of techniques to help children with learning disabilities control their eyes correctly. I am able to help you do the same in the comfort of your own home, using balls, string, charts, marbles and a whole host of fun things. The great news for these children is that, in addition to improving their reading speed and thereby helping their learning disabilities, training eye movements can also help their sport, especially for small ball sports such as baseball, cricket, tennis and ping pong! But the greatest reward is that, if we train a child's eye movements correctly, they will begin to flow and add expression to their reading, and they will also become far less frustrated and angry with reading. If it is easy to flow and draw the meaning out of our reading, it becomes a much more enjoyable task. If you would like more information concerning children with learning disabilities, and what you can do to help your child overcome their learning difficulties, visit our website for tips, ideas and the entire therapy course which costs a lot less than you think! Children With Learning Disabilities Articles Children With Learning Disabilities Articles - How to Improve Reading Flow in Children With Learning Disabilities © 2010
    • Autism Advisor “Children With Learning Disabilities Articles is a proven Autism Solution for your Child. Try the program and change child's life forever!” Children With Learning Disabilities Articles - How to Improve Reading Flow in Children With Learning Disabilities © 2010