2 main types of written, reading and spelling learning disabilities
Here is a video further explaining dyslexia and the brain
Facilitative activites for Dyslexia that parents can do
--EARLY exposure to oral reading, writing and drawing
--Practice with print, recognition skills, letters and sounds
--Use books on tape and multi-sensory instruction for all around learning
--Support for your child is key. This can be extremely frustrating and it takes an emotional toll.
Chilren with a basic writing disorder have trouble with the physical act of writing letters and words. While, children with expressive writing disorders have a problem with organizing thoughts onto paper.
This is an example of a visual-spatial deficit
Facilitative activites for Dysgraphia that parents can do
--Try different pens and pencils that are comfortable for the child
--Practice writing letters and numbers in the air with big arm movements for motor memory
--Use multisensory learning techniques for shapes, letters and numbers
--Allow more time for writing assignments
--Complete tasks in smaller steps rather than all at once