Dyslexia Tutoring for Children
I often hear that children don’t really like to be taught online, especially since COVID, however the joy of my online dyslexia tutoring is that they’re not really being taught online in the conventional way.
In my lessons, the parent is taught the skills and strategies from my Enchanting Strategies Teaching programme and works with their child during the session. So, rather than a stranger talking at the child through a screen, they are learning interactively with you. This reduces the pressure on the child, making it an experience more conducive to learning. The methods are fun and easy to use and they have changed the lives of hundreds of children with Dyslexia.
You will learn to teach like a specialist dyslexia teacher, which means that you are going to be more effective between the weekly lessons when practising with your child. It’s wonderful to see the bond that develops between parent and child as both are advancing through the programme and collecting new skills at the same time.
Dyslexia Tutoring for Adults
If you are a dyslexic adult I can teach you directly online using all of the strategies that are within my Enchanting Strategies Teaching programme.
This programme is easy to understand, especially with me to guide you. It is multisensory and logical in the way it progresses. It’s just like following a recipe and you will end up with word attack skills, making reading and spelling so much easier. My most recent adult success case was an adult who was semi-literate. She is now at university!
Adults with Dyslexia often come up against judgement, however I strive to create a supportive learning environment no matter your history or current literacy level.
Enchanting strategies is a teaching programme that I created over 25 years ago and is now being used across the UK and the USA.
It contains unique teaching strategies that you will not find in any other teacher training course. It also contains a section which is based on the Orton Gillingham teaching programme, but which I have adapted in order to speed the process up.
Enchanting Strategies is also being used in home schooling It is extremely effective at helping tutors and parents to improve children’s literacy skills.
The programme gets great results, relatively quickly, and has literally changed the lives of hundreds of children. This is an opportunity for me to instruct you on how to easily administer this teaching programme, that requires very little equipment in order to teach it. Dyslexia impacts all areas of a student’s learning, so having these skills and strategies in your teaching arsenal will not only improve literacy, but also the student’s overall academic performance.
Alternatively, you can purchase the Enchanting Strategies package here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Dyslexia?
A dyslexic person has difficulty reading and spelling. It is a problem in the linguistic centre of the left hemisphere of the brain, whereby there are difficulties linking sounds to symbols and retaining the memory of these. It also affects the speed of processing information so that reading and spelling are very much slower which further adds to the difficulties.
What causes dyslexia?
The exact cause is not entirely understood. It is known that certain areas of the brain don’t operate in quite the same way as a brain that is not dyslexic. One of the theories is that there is a reduction in chemical neurotransmitters that pass between nerves in the brains of dyslexics meaning that the nerve impulses in these parts of the brain are not operating the way in which they should. This shows up as very slow processing speeds and a very poor short term memory especially for symbols and sounds.
How common is dyslexia?
Dyslexia effects about 20% of the population. Sadly if this is not dealt with in schools and children leave the education system semi-literate, they are on the back foot for starting adult lift. The shocking fact is, that dyslexia within prisons can be as high as 60%.
Are there more boys with dyslexia than girls?
Within the population of dyslexic children 60% of them will be male and 40% female. It seems that boys brains develop in a different way to girls, and in the early stages of their schooling they tend to be more susceptible to problems with literacy. Again, due to the differences in the way boys brains develop when they are younger, they have greater difficulty focusing on particular tasks and this will potentially also have an effect on reading and spelling.
Can dyslexia be cured?
The actual underlining neurological difference within the brain cannot be cured, but the methods of teaching can have a huge influence upon the way a dyslexic child develops. Information concerning literacy needs to be taught in different ways appropriate to the child, and the earlier there is a diagnosis of dyslexia the better the outcome.
What teaching methods best help dyslexia
In order to compensate for those areas of the brain that are not working to full potential, it is important that teaching methods should be multisensory and should progress in a logical and structured way. Because of the slow processing speed and poor short term memory associated with dyslexia, there needs to be a considerable amount of repetition but made to be exciting and fun. This is especially important when it comes to teaching phonics, allowing the memory to retain the sound /symbol connection.
Is dyslexia genetic
Yes it is and either parent can pass it on to their children. There is a 50 -60% chance of a child developing dyslexia if one of the parents is affected by it.
Can dyslexia be helped in adulthood?
It is never too late to get help for dyslexia. Obviously when it is discovered at an early age the brain of a young child is very receptive. However, even though an adult may have spent most of their lives struggling to read, spell and write, they can be helped to noticeably improve in all of these areas. The motivation for an adult to gain skills in literacy is often greater due to their maturity. Consequently they are more likely to structure their time to allow for that all important regular practice.
How can I help my child with dyslexia?
If the school is not able to provide the necessary help for your child then it is important to research specialist trained tutors in your area and book private lessons. Sometimes travelling to the tutor can cause problems and it extends the time needed to be given over to the lessons. This increases the fatigue factor for the child. Online lessons don’t have this problem as teaching takes place in the comfort of your home.
I think my child is dyslexic. What should I do?
Approach the school and see if there are measures in place for trained staff to provide the right form of multisensory structured teaching. If not then it would be necessary to opt for private tuition. An alternative route would be to choose homeschooling using appropriate teaching programmes.
How quickly does online tutoring work ?
Almost impossible to predict because there are so many variable factors operating. How fast or slow is the processing speed of the child? What type of programme is being used? How qualified and knowledgeable is the teacher? How much time is able to be committed to learning and practicing? I have seen rapid progress with many of my students, especially those who practice consistently outside of lessons.
Can online teaching work in Homeschooling?
Most definitely. Assuming that the teaching programme is well designed, multisensory, structured and easy to administer there is no reason to assume that it couldn’t work. Home-schooling allows for a period of concentrated focus on the issues of literacy and with enough scope for regular repetition this will considerably improve memory and recall. My Enchanting Strategies programme is used by many homeschooling tutors and parents.