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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How can I help my child with dyslexia?

    My child struggles with school work because of dyslexia. How can I help?
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    Sonia Romm

    Optometrist

    I am a behavioural optometrist with over 15 years experience in full-scope optometric patient care: examination for diabetis, glaucoma, macular degeneration, children's vision and vision … View Profile

    Dyslexia has many variations and degrees of severity. It is important to determine what in particular your child struggles with the most. This can be done through a number of assessments, such as behavioral vision assessment by optometrist, language assessment by speech pathologist, education assessment by psychologist. Appropriate therapy plan needs to be established: vision, language or occupational. School and home work need to be structured to utilise personal strength to improve on areas that are more challenging. Your therapist will be able to help you with this.

  • Daniel Wendt

    Psychologist

    Mr Daniel Wendt is the Principal Psychologist and Director of Oracle Psychology. Daniel is a Child and Adolescent Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of … View Profile

    In most instances the primary weakness in children with Dyslexia is phonological processing (difficulties in the way the brain processes speech sounds). A thorough assessment by a Child Psychologist experienced in the assessment of learning disorders is an important first step. They will need to investigate cognitive (IQ) abilities, academic achievement and neuropsychological processing to identify any underlying weaknesses. This will drive the direction of intervention/support/treatment. For example, if phonological processing weaknesses are identified treatment by a Speech Therapist is essential. 

    www.oraclepsychology.com.au

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