Day: November 19, 2018

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We have all heard the words, ‘Your child is making some progress’. Is that really enough?

Making Progress is Not Enough

  • Read what Christina Tan has to say.

Making Progress is Not Enough

‘The phrase “making progress” is misleading. Children with dyslexia need to close the gap to catch up to their peers.

If you have an option, would you want your child to be making progress or closing the gap? Can you see the difference as shown in the graph below? If a child is making progress, he or she may still be falling behind.

The phrase “making progress” is misleading and should be very concerning to parents who hear this description of their children. Children with dyslexia cannot be just “making progress.”

Many parents have the misconception that their dyslexic child is dealing with some complex learning difficulties that will need long-term interventions and that they will not do as well as their peers. This need not be the case. It is possible for your child to close the learning gap and eventually catch up with his or her peers.

It is important to recognise the cause of the dyslexic symptoms and to remove that cause. In other words, the starting point is not to teach a child how to learn but to remove what is preventing their ability to learn. Once that obstacle is removed, then easeful learning can take place.’

About Christina Tan

Christina Tan is the mother of a dyslexic daughter and a licensed Davis Facilitator in Singapore. She also manages the Singapore Dyslexia Support Group on Facebook – @dyslexiasupportsg

(4th November 2018)