Dyslexic;readers;do;not;use;their;pho-nemic awareness area; they use a whole
the brain, they link a memorized written
word;( 1);to;its;meaning;( 3);and;create;a
guesses are wrong, and therefore this
whole process can be very frustrating.
This method of reading is always very
such as the or was—because;these;words
What causes dyslexia? Like height,
phonemic awareness is genetically dis-tributed;in;a;bell-shaped;pattern;in;hu-
are active kids. Their strength is learning
by movement or touch, and their audi-
tory skills are weaker.
Can dyslexia be cured? Currently,
there are basically two approaches: a
tive, not curative, tries to increase your
approach, a curative approach, which
awareness so that he can read normally.
Author Sally Shaywitz, M.D., a co-
director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia
& Creativity, has shown that instructing
dyslexics in the sounds of letters enlarges
can use it to sound out words. They will
Step 1. Identify which sounds your child
Dyslexia Phoneme Skills Game
5.;The answer is rat.
F Raft Rat
S Beast Beat
L Slide Side
P Goopy Gooey
R Stream Steam
NORMAL BRAIN: In both illustrations, the phonemic
awareness area is inside the circle. Notice the active use of
this area while reading.
DYSLEXIC BRAIN: Notice the absence of phonemic
awareness activity during reading and the use of the right
forebrain for guessing at words.