The reading strategies in this section will help you to develop a deeper understanding of how you take in written information. Below are the essential skills you need to continuously improve. It will really make you feel like you've beaten dyslexia when you realise you can improve your reading ability.
Your ability to read greatly depends on how well you can decode unfamiliar words. This chart shows you exactly what sounds go with which letter combinations. Click here for The Phonic Alphabetic Code Chart. This was created by the wonderful people at phonics international.
One of the biggest problems for dyslexic people is decoding unfamiliar words. This is classed as one of the most prominent indicators of phonological dyslexia. Click here for Reading Strategies for Decoding Words. Take it from me the more you practice the easier it will become.
Some dyslexic people can find it very difficult to move their eyes smoothly from one end of a sentence to the other. This is an eye/text tracking problem which can seriously hinder a person’s reading ability. If you find reading to be a tiring or uncomfortable process then click here for How to Improve Eye Tracking.
If you want to develop your comprehension you must make a conscious effort to improve how you take in written information. Click here for Help with Reading Comprehension. You must always be aware of what you are reading and take it in one piece at a time.
Reading aloud is a great exercise. If you’re like me you may be thinking how much you hate it. However before you ignore this bit have a look at all the benefits you can get from doing it. Click here for Reading Aloud. In time it will improve your reading skills dramatically.
I hope you found this reading strategies section useful. Remember you are the best judge of what works for you. If you are not sure about something give it a go. Fundamentally reading is simply about getting the information out of the text, quickly and accurately. Click here for spelling help.