Including Vision, Perception, Motor Skills
This book is coordinated with the Dyslexia Determination Test (DDT), both as a complementary information source and as a "how-to" on therapy for the several types of dyslexia. Therapy is begun using "strengths" rather than "weaknesses." For example, in dyseidetic dyslexia, emphasis is initially on phonics, later following with sight-word recognition training. In dysphonesia, emphasis is initially on sight-word recognition, later following with phonics training. When considering appropriate therapy in dyslexia, it is important to account for any other reading problems relating to visual information processing, audition, speech, motor skills, physical status, emotional status, mental abilities, and other factors, as discussed in this book. Besides recommendations for specific educational therapy for dyslexia, therapy techniques are discussed for various other-than-dyslexia problems to ameliorate reading difficulties.