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The American Dyslexia Association Offers Free Worksheets To Help Children Overcome Reading, Writing And Calculating Disabilities
The American Dyslexia Association (ADA), a non-profit organization, is offering free online printable worksheets based in the Attention Function Symptom (AFS)-Method to help children in improving their reading, writing, spelling and calculating difficulties.
This scientifically proven method has been helping dyslexic children worldwide for over 15 years.
Livia Pailer-Duller, American Dyslexia Association’
Based on this fact, the AFS-Method goes beyond working on the symptoms of dyslexia (mistakes in reading, writing or arithmetic) by focusing on the development of the children’s attention and sensory perceptions as well.
The AFS worksheets help dyslexic children by training the different sensory perceptions in the areas of visual word recognition and memorizing sequence of words and acoustic perception, or the sound of singular or groups of letters. The worksheets also address spatial perception, the ability to perceive size, or distance between objects.
The ADA offers over 1,500 free worksheets designated to train each of these specific areas.
“The AFS-Method is unique because firstly, it focuses on all areas that cause the dyslexic child to make mistakes in reading, writing and doing arithmetic and secondly, because it is designed to be used in a home setting, as one-on-one training. However, teachers can certainly implement this training as well,” Pailer-Duller said.
Before beginning the training and selecting a worksheet category, it is important to determine which areas the dyslexic person has problems. The ADA also offers directions on how to detect the different sensory perceptions.
“To achieve success, continuous training of the deficit area is important. It is recommended working with the child 10-20 minutes a day up to five times a week,” Pailer-Duller said.
“Within a few months there should be noticeable improvement characterized by the lack of mistakes in the writing of words.
For more information on these free learning aids and helping dyslexic children visit http://www.American-
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