May 20, 2019 by Kim Wyrley-Birch
Dyslexic learners need tools and strategies to deal with big, daunting words. The best way is to break the word down into small chunks so that they can read one piece at a time.
I have found this method of syllable division to be incredibly useful for all my pupils, and it was brilliant when I was helping my son and daughter learn to read at home. It is straightforward and easy to apply. The added benefit is that it helps them appreciate and process all the sounds that make up a word – an essential skill that many people with dyslexia struggle with.
When they have learnt how to use it properly, let them read their books with a pencil, dividing up each problematic word. Soon they will be able to do it automatically.
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