Your child 5-11 years

Dyslexia, dysphasia ... what are all these "dys"?

Dyslexia, dysphasia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia ... the same syllable to describe the disorders that can disturb the learning of your child! Zoom on each of them and tips to cope.

  • Read, write, count, add, multiply and handle the pencil with skill, focus, memorize lessons: learnings that your child starts in kindergarten and continues throughout his schooling. But sometimes, he stumbles on this long road and is struggling to acquire this knowledge. Not because he is less intelligent than another, but because he suffers from a "learning disability". What is it about ? These conditions have in common to bear a name beginning with dys dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia ...


  • What's this ? It manifests itself in heavy difficulties in the acquisition of written language. Thus, a small dyslexic has difficulty learning to read, to make a link between the sounds and their written transcription, to have well the rules of grammar and spelling.
  • Signs that can alert you. Impossible for your toddler to remember a word a little complicated as "animal". Systematically, it tells you "aminal". For him, rhymes are a real headache, because he can not memorize their rhymes. Writing his name creates trouble for him: he inscribes the letters in disorder. And if you give him three instructions to do one after the other, he forgets on the way. His "working" memory - the psychic space that serves to contain the immediate instructions - is too small.
  • What solutions ?

    Dyslexia is manifested by heavy difficulties in the acquisition of written language.

    Talk to the pediatrician, no doubt he will advise you to consult a speech therapist. From the age of 3-4 years, this specialist can help your child improve his awareness of sounds, an essential first step before entering the learning floor at CP. On your side, you too can support it through small games: in the word "frog", if I remove "gre", what is left? When he knows how to answer you "noodle", he will have already progressed!
  • Also encourage the story by reading stories to him or asking him to tell his holidays that you will write down his dictation in a nice notebook: so you give him the pleasure of reading and writing.

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