Why Do We Teach Pseudo Word Decoding?

The words dog and cat may well be “read” by memory requiring no decoding skills. On the other hand, sog, rog and lat, zat must be decoded. Another reason for using pseudo words is that longer multi-syllable words are made up of pseudo word segments. For...

The Impact of Dyslexia on Self-Esteem

Dyslexia can lead to low self-esteem. The lasting effects of reading disabilities have been documented  for years.  Because these disabilities can persist into adulthood,  children and adolescents with reading problems often develop low self esteem due to repeated...