Discover the best books to help individuals with Dyslexia overcome their reading problems.
Dyslexic students tend to fall behind their peers in their vocabulary because frequently vocabulary words are learned only by reading (not from watching TV or movies). Since reading is so challenging for our kids who tend not to read as many books as their peers they are at a disadvantage.
Research shows emerging readers should read books containing 95% controlled text, which means, the students should be able to sound out 95% of the words. Otherwise the student will start guessing the words, which is NOT what we want them to do. This is why we recommend waiting until the middle of the 3rd level of (about 6-9 months into) our tutoring program before students begin reading independently.
There is a simple solution for this. Students can benefit greatly from listening to audiobooks. I remember when my kids were young, I thought that was an easy out for them. Today I understand the benefits are immeasurable. Reading along while listening to the audiobook is even more beneficial because they will learn to recognize the new words they are hearing. Listening only, can expand their vocabulary greatly, as well.
Until they are ready, it is ideal for parents to read to their children and have them follow along with a book while listening to the Audiobooks. There are many audiobook options available these days.
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Jess Arce is a homeschool mom of four, a tutor for children & adults who struggle with Dyslexia & Dysgraphia and an all around entrepreneur. She is passionate about helping others understand dyslexia.