Resources in Qatar for Dyslexia
What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a language-based learning difference. Dyslexia refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. Students with dyslexia usually experience difficulties with other language skills such as spelling, writing, and pronouncing words. Dyslexia affects individuals throughout their lives; however, its impact can change at different stages in a person’s life. It is referred to as a learning difference because dyslexia can make it very difficult for a student to succeed academically in the typical instructional environment, and in its more severe forms, will qualify a student for special education, special accommodations, or extra support services.
What are the signs of dyslexia?
The problems displayed by individuals with dyslexia involve difficulties in acquiring and using written language. It is a myth that individuals with dyslexia “read backwards,” although spelling can look quite jumbled at times because students have trouble remembering letter symbols for sounds and forming memories for words. Other problems experienced by people with dyslexia include the following:
- Learning to speak
- Learning letters and their sounds
- Organizing written and spoken language
- Memorizing number facts
- Reading quickly enough to comprehend
- Persisting with and comprehending longer reading assignments
- Learning a foreign language
- Correctly doing math operations
Not all students who have difficulties with these skills have dyslexia. Formal testing of reading, language, and writing skills is the only way to confirm a diagnosis of suspected dyslexia.
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Here are the top Therapy Centers in Qatar that support and do assessment for possible Dyslexic children:
Tools to help children with Dyslexia:
- Highlight Reading Guide Strip/colored overlays
- Pencil Grips
- Phonics Kit
- Free Printable Resources
- Learning Ally
- Dyslexia Quest
- Storyline Online
- Reading Rockets
- Dyslexia Awareness Week Webinar - Supporting Spelling and Times Tables
- Dyslexia Awareness Week Webinar - Resources and Approaches for Teachers
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