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Helping children with literacy fifficulties. Being literate is essential for life-long learning, communication, employment and participation in community.

Helping children with literacy fifficulties. Being literate is essential for life-long learning, communication, employment and participation in community.

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  • Although many people are familiar with the terms “specific reading disorder” or “dyslexia” there are many subtypes of reading disorder that are not so widely known. It is unusual for a child to suffer from just one subtype of reading disorder in most cases children children with developmental reading disorders will show symptoms of more than one (Coltheart & Nikels 2002a). Phonological and surface dyslexia are well know Phonological being that a child has difficulties reading nonwords and unfamiliar words when sounding out,
  • Facebook phone job applicationsA recent report recently found that half australia’s working age population between 7 and 8 million people do not have the literacy or numeracy skills required of them by their job. Literacy skills begin to form early in life and are the building blocks of education.
  • Specialists such as Speech Pathologist, Psychologists and Pediatricians will use a variety of this “lingo” in there reports, it is important that you get them to clarify what this means for your child and how will it impact on their school learning and accessing the curriculum. From a Speech Pathology perspective we often see children with Auditory Processing Difficulties struggle with literacy to tease out whether a child has dyslexia or auditory processing disorder special audiological tests can be obtained from Macquarie University to establish whether ADP is an issue for your child.
  • Why is it important to get the whole picture??? To establish severity and priority.

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