Learning Differently – Dyslexia

Dyslexia is generally seen as having difficulties in reading, writing and spelling. These difficulties do not usually occur in isolation but are often accompanied by other issues. Problems with concentration are frequently found as are difficulties with short term memory and very often organization is problematic.  Many people in all walks of life struggle with dyslexia – some never even know they are dyslexic. Dyslexia is a very common learning difficulty, and has no correlation to intelligence. Some extremely intelligent, and creative individuals suffer(ed) with Dyslexia. People such as Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, Alexander Graham Bell, Steve Jobs, Tom Cruise, Guy Ritchie and countless others. It has been suggested that up to 10% of the population have Dyslexia in Malaysia.  Dyslexia is not a disease, cannot be “cured”, and one does not grow out of it.

At our Hils Learning centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, we focus on what the child CAN do and use this to further their learning. If a child is interested in dinosaurs we make sure that we incorporate their interests in working to improve their reading, writing and spelling. We use hands on materials wherever possible to ensure that visual, kinesthetic and auditory learners have available to them the approach best suited to their learning. We make sure that the child enjoys each session for it is through positive experiences that we gain confidence and do well.