Games for children with dyslexia are not only helpful, but most are really fun. Whether it be card games, computer games, board games or thinking games, the use of games to help children understand how to overcome the symptoms of dyslexia is supported by every major Dyslexia group. Continue reading to find out more about dyslexia in children
For parents, children don’t even need to know the games are designed to help with dyslexia, and for friends and family the games play like any other. Our dyslexia games have been tested by qualified specialists and are perfectly suited for dyslexia therapy.
Studies from the Dyslexia Association and the National Institute of Human Development have shown that a multi-sensory approach to learning is best suited to overcoming the problems dyslexia causes.
Games are great because they’re typically the opposite of how learning occurs in school. Most teaching involves stimulating the children visually or through hearing. Lectures and lessons where the teacher stands at the front of the class don’t allow much interaction, movement or any combination of the five senses. If the child’s auditory or visual memory is weak, then test scores and comprehension will be weak.
Games and activities involve movement, visual learning, hand gestures, speaking, solving problems, writing, taking notes and repeating answers. Card games involve recognizing letters, making sounds, and spelling all without the pressures of learning. Without having the burden of “dyslexia” on their minds, children are able to process information faster and for longer periods.
When you play the games, teach the child to work through the problems. Teach them to read the problems to themselves quietly while it’s someone else’s turn. This will have them reading, using visual memory and respecting the play of others. Show the child how jotting down key facts or notes also help in solving problems.
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