All too often dyslexia is looked upon negatively. Children with mild or severe dyslexia are often seen as victims and not as clever as other children. Yet the truth is a lot more positive. Children with dyslexia are often gifted in areas other that reading and maths. They tend to make good leaders, great problem solvers, good diplomats and demonstrate strong social skills. The World has long benefited from those who are dyslexic across a wide field of sectors from entertainment to science to technology.
Children with dyslexia are often better than average and outperform their peers in many areas including; creative thinking, visual awareness, problem solving and verbal communication.
Children with dyslexia often go on to become successful in the arts and the media, in politics, in business and in scientific disciplines ranging physics, mathematics and computer programming. And in many more fields. Famous people ranging from Albert Einstein (scientist) to Tom Cruise (actor) have benefited greatly in their careers and work from being dyslexic. Your child can too!
The World Federation of Neurologists, in 1968, defined dyslexia as "a disorder in children who, despite conventional classroom experience, fail to attain the language skills of reading, writing, and spelling commensurate with their intellectual abilities."
Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty mainly affecting skills in reading and spelling of words.
Symptoms range from mild to severe and children respond well to early intervention and specialist learning support. Children with dyslexia have difficulties with; phonological awareness, self confidence, verbal memory and verbal processing speed
“The Advanced Learning Academy in Carlow offers a new approach to dyslexia for local families”, says Jane Doyle, Principal who goes on to say, “No long waiting lists. No waiting for years to see results. We offer tailored learning support for children with dyslexia both in individual tuition and in group activities.
We will work with your child to determine what works optimally to enhance their learning and development. We focus on the learning challenges as well as on confidence-building. We prefer non intrusive and non-threatening observation rather than formal assessment to determine the optimal learning and teaching approach.”
Carlow’s Advanced Learning Academy will work with your child over a number of weeks to determine and learn how your child best responds and learns. The Academy will work with your child, for example, to see how they approach their homework to understand how they approach academic work.
Jane Doyle explains, “We will work informally with your child see and understand their learning style. We will then tailor an optimal learning program that suits your child. Individualised support and not the traditional 'one system that fits all' approach.
If your child is dyslexic and needs support immediately contact the Advanced Learning Academy now at http://www.theadvancedlearningacademy.com or call Jane Doyle direct on 086 3939 197. Alternatively, come to visit us at; 1st Floor, 4 Potato Market, Carlow.
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The Advanced Learning Academy, in Carlow, employs an innovative program and process of learning that supports accelerated learning for children who are educationally challenged. A friendly and personal learning environment for young children.