Have a quick look at the characteristics of alternative
therapies for dyslexia.
conduct different types of assessment tests in order to specifically
determine or diagnose the particular learning disability. This is because
all the symptoms are so relative and the problems may not be the same for
learning objective is thereby determined after careful planning and
teaching caters to the multi sensory aspects. Therefore all the available
and potential learning channels are put to use.
particular system or sequence is maintained during the teaching. Each of
them makes ample use of task analysis.
- The teaching
style of the alternative
therapy methods is cumulative. It ensures that the learner effectively
connects to what is taught and things that are known to him from
teaching style incorporates methods like rehearsal and automaticity for
dyslexia cases marked by over-learning. This refers to the stage where the
mind o the child gets crammed with loads of information and the kid is
clueless on how to use them.
teaching is always a cognitive process which highly focuses on the
language itself and the understanding of the language structures.
teaching style is made to be success oriented. This is to ensure that the self-esteem
of the kid gets built through attaining successes.
therapy makes it clear that the participation of the home is very
important in order to attain successful results.
Treatment Plan is Important
A proper treatment plan is very essential in order to ensure
that the dyslexic child gains the maximum benefit from the alternative therapy.
This primarily requires that the school already has an infrastructure that
supports such treatment style or else the child is required to be shifted to a
special school that has all the required facilities. Every individual has his
or her own strengths and this is true for a child suffering from dyslexia as
well. In alternative therapy, the focus is always in working on, enhancing or
optimally utilising the child’s strengths while, at the same time helping the
child cope up with his weaknesses.
Phonics is a technical method that involves a series of systems. Alternative
therapy also involves several other techniques that aids or encourages the
simultaneous working of all the senses. This is known as the Multi sensory
approach. The objective is to engage the child into an activity which will
require him to use hearing, seeing, speaking and motor or movement facilities.
Types of Alternative Therapy Methods for
These are just three methods and computer is greatly used these days to
instantly device and implement these methods just for testing purposes or for a
long term treatment.
Effectiveness of Alternative
Therapies for Dyslexia
Alternative therapy methods are very varied and it is all about attitude. It
is mostly a trial and error method and there are basically not enough
researches to prove their effectiveness. The support staff is very important
and the most important requirement in this treatment method is that each child needs
to be treated individually and loved and cared for. It requires a great deal of
patience and warmth while dealing with the dyslexic child.
The attitude of the adults surrounding the dyslexic child plays a major role
as to how the child perceives himself to be. Once he is positive about it, he
will be better able to express himself and therefore find it easier to make use
of the therapy methods in speaking, reading and writing the language
effectively. He evolves into a good communicator and thereby builds up the much
required positive self-esteem.