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I remember driving my grandfather nuts when i was in first grade. he was trying to tech me the difference between b and d. i did fine with the upper case but could not tell the difference between the lowercase. He would show me a card with a b or d on it and ask me which one it was... after over an hour he was thoroughly frustrated and I was confused how the same thing could be different. eventually someone was able to tech me the difference... but it wasn't my grandpa.

So, How do you teach a dyslexic kid the difference between b and d? Easy... all kids love to draw pictures.



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Jan. 8th, 2004 04:04 pm (UTC)
And, I thought I was bored. :)

The pictures aren't nearly as bad as I thought they'd be from your warning. Of course, I can't draw. So, I think that's about what I'd come up with too.
Jan. 8th, 2004 04:19 pm (UTC)
I'm actually quite busy, I just needed to take a break so my brain wouldn't boil. I think this is the fastest I've ever gotten a response to a post.

Most of my drawings have a childlike charm to them. Our true talents lie elsewhere.
Jan. 8th, 2004 04:46 pm (UTC)
I would have been even more confused. All that dog has to do is turn around and he'll have a b for a face.
Jan. 8th, 2004 05:01 pm (UTC)
But then he would be a gob and with a broken leg... and that wouldn't look right.
Jan. 8th, 2004 05:11 pm (UTC)
hope you don't mind intruders :o)

actually, teachers often use the "bed" image where the "b" is the head of the bed, and the "d" the end. With an image of course!
Jan. 8th, 2004 05:22 pm (UTC)
Of course I don't mind.

I think it great how far schools have come in dealing with dyslexia. They caught it early enough with me that I was able to learn to compensate, my older brother however they had caught it too late and he was never able to to fully adjust. He is very smart, but just can't learn from books and has serious trouble reading and writing. I have a lot of people to thank for getting me where I am today. Especially the people from the Cal State Long Beach learning disability program. It's kind of fun to say I was taking classes in college when I was 6.
Jan. 8th, 2004 05:26 pm (UTC)

I researched dyslexia last semester in one of my classes and found tons of websites which offer activities and even material to help teach kids. But I think that even today it largely goes unnoticed. It would be interesting to find data on that (well, for me at least!)
Jan. 9th, 2004 12:59 pm (UTC)
I would defiantly find it interesting too. I love getting a little too focused on things. I loved it when redarius researched interests in LJ and posted his findings.
Jan. 8th, 2004 07:02 pm (UTC)
You are so cute.
Jan. 9th, 2004 01:01 pm (UTC)
Takes one to know one! i had the most hilarious conversation with my brother about you. i was trying to explain the concept of burlesque. i don't think he ever really got it.
Jan. 8th, 2004 09:03 pm (UTC)
Very nice illustration!! Did that really work?
Jan. 9th, 2004 01:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks, It really did work. For a few years I had to think about the words and drawing the picture, but now it is completely natural.
Jan. 9th, 2004 01:48 pm (UTC)
That's cool! Whatever works, no?!
May. 6th, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
Dog is not always fair
Now I learn this! 20 years too late!
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