Albert Einstein was dyslexic

Dyslexia

It is also assumed today that Walt Disney, the writers Agatha Christie and John Irving have or had to struggle with a so-called reading and spelling disorder.

What is dyslexia?

The term dyslexia and reading and writing weakness (LRS) are often used interchangeably. However, there are clear differences to note:LRS is an acquired weakness and can be explained, for example, by a lack of schooling, incorrect learning methods or impairment of the senses. On the other hand isDyslexia is an inherited disorder in reading and spelling. Around 4-8% of children in Germany are dyslexic. This means: none of those affected stands alone. There are now numerous effective support options for children and adults with reading and spelling disorders.

How do you recognize dyslexia?

Regarding reading, in dyslexics is oneobserve slowed reading speed. Often texts are read letter by letter or syllable by syllable. Writing is often characterized by an unclear typeface and words are not written aloud. A strategy to be observed is then mostly memorizing texts. Words are also often misspelled, and grammatical and punctuation errors appear in written texts.

How do you support a child with LRS?

Promoting the joy of learning should come first.A sense of achievement is crucial. Exercise units with a clear focus and a limited duration are therefore useful in order not to overload a child. Suggestions about theUnderstanding the logic of language and learning decision-making patterns are very important. Memorizing spellings, on the other hand, is of little help. Playful use of language in the form of urban-rural-river or something similar is also recommended. In addition, dealing calmly with mistakes and strengthening self-confidence are decisive.

The Federal Association for Dyslexia provides good information on learning difficulties. Comprehensive diagnostics and advice on this topic are fundamentally very important. Make sure to find the right help for your child.