Dyslexia effects me everyday as an adult now, yet I have learned many tricks to hide it and get by. I could not have done my teaching jobs without spell checker, as I am unable to spell. When writing letters, I guess where to put commas and full stops. When reading a new word, I find it very difficult to sound out and have to ask someone to say it out loud for me to remember.
Many of my problems come from having large gaps in my learning at school. My dyslexia made it hard for me to learn, rather then the teachers helping me catch-up I was simply moved on to new work. Some teachers would even punish me, making me stand in the corridor during classes. So I missed even more chances to learn. This means I have now rocky foundations in reading and writing.
The Mooki Cards contain a “Reading Staircase” card. Help dyslexic children build strong foundations in reading. Use the card below on your phone or tablet for free!
This card is based on scientific research, see "Phonetics Awareness Intervention".
Top Tips Dyslexic Mum
Use this card with other cards in the deck, to help the child climb the reading staircase. Check where the child is on the reading staircase, spot any gaps in learning. Help them become a better reader on step at a time.
Steps on the Reading Staircase - Cards to Use
Step by Step - Each step on the reading staircase has a card to use, that has a fun game. Play the game with the child. If they are able to match the correct words, sounds. You may move on to the next step, or play again for more practice.
Gaps in Learning - Do one step at a time on "Reading Staircase", see card above. If the child struggles with any of the steps, this shows where they may have a gap in their learning. The child may need more help in this area, to make them a better reader.
Word Lists - The fun games on the "Reading Staircase" cards can be played time and time again. Using the "Words List" cards to practise more words and sounds. The more the child practises words, sounds, the better they will become at reading and writing.
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