Learning Disabilities & ADHD Treatment in St. Louis
Reintegrative Health Institute
How Does a Child with a Learning Disability or ADHD
Learn How to Read?
One-way to think of children with learning disabilities is to see them with brains that have not fully developed in some area(s). A child with a reading disability will see a typed page a little differently than most.
Consider what actually happens when we read. First, the brain only sees black ink on white paper. Yes, at first, that’s all we see! Why? Think about it.
Think about seeing just one character in Greek or Japanese – here’s one S 複. They look strange, right? That’s because they are strange. Our brains have never seen such a character, and so we need to have our brains search memory to see if we know anything about that character. We are actually searching to see if we know this character, as a cartoon, as a picture, or just a doodle. If there is nothing there, we are lost. What is it? Well, it’s black ink on white paper. Nothing more to us. Yet.
Beyond black ink on white paper a child begins to see repetitive characters, A, B, C that correspond to the little song they would sing about the alphabet. That’s fun! They have no idea what it means yet, but they are fun to see and fun to sing. Over time, their eyes are getting used to these characters, and getting more familiar with them. They begin to know them when they are written on blocks, on boards, on puzzles.
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