Recognizing Your Child’s Reading Problem

Aug 13

Reading is a very important thing especially in the life of a child. They first learn to read and then use this skill to be able to do more things when they get to school. In retrospect if a child shows a lack of interest in reading then parents tend to get concerned about how the child will is performing. This is a valid concern as children today have to deal with a lot of competition and just may not be able to keep up with it all. Reading problems tend to be the main concern with many parents.

Having an understanding of these reading problems and taking the steps to correct them as early as possible is necessary as it will make them grow disinterested in studying, perform poorly and lose self confidence.

The question can then be posed of what exactly can cause reading difficulties in children and how can they be fixed.

The first problem a child can have is poor vision. It is not a lack of reading material that is a problem and the parents take time out to read with their children and realize that the child is having issues. The best thing to do is to get their vision checked. It may be that they be seeing jumbled words or cannot see the smaller words. This would make any child frustrated. The doctor will be able to properly diagnose the problem and get it corrected.

The next problem that a child can have is poor comprehension skills. They may be reading but they are not able to fully understand what they have read despite their efforts. They may not however be able to express this and want to shy away from the task as it is deemed difficult.

If this is the case the parent or the teacher must ensure that they sit with the child and read with them. The child can be encouraged to repeat what is being said and also to try and explain what they are saying. Successful attempts must be rewarded. This will help to build their self confidence and encourage them to keep reading. Dictionaries can be introduced to help the child to look up words that they have difficulty understanding.

The main point to bear in mind is that the child must not be blamed for not reading. Once it is seen that there is a reading problem it must be addressed with care as the aim is to get them to keep trying while the problem is being corrected.

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