Research shows that dyslexia takes on different forms – even at home, in school, and in the store. – MindShift
Have you ever seen a child with dyslexia struggle? Is their schoolwork difficult to read? Probably because it is.
“Kids with dyslexia are difficult to teach. And their schoolwork is not easy to read or grade. Our kids have difficulty with their comprehension skills,” says Hamilton Hall-Williams, President of Hi-Tec Educational Technologies of Norfolk, VA. Hi-Tec gives teachers the information they need to help children with dyslexia.
Dyslexia refers to a pattern of difficulty in reading, writing, and mathematical functions. Some kids with dyslexia can achieve the same education as those who do not suffer from the learning disability. Others simply have to “slow down”.
“Dyslexia is an invisible learning disability. Kids get it at home. They get it at school. They get it at the store. So people ask: What’s the big deal? What’s going on? Nobody ever believes what I say because nobody has seen a kid struggling,” says Dr. Hall-Williams.
Dr. Hall-Williams provides a variety of programs to help kids with dyslexia understand their unique learning conditions.
Part of a decades-long study of 123 school-age children with dyslexia at Norfolk Public Schools.
Some of the services Hi-Tec can provide:
The latest in targeted test development and assessment. Kids with dyslexia may have different goals for learning than their peers. Many times, these special needs can be tackled in small steps through self-directed learning interventions using computers and other in-classroom technologies.
Speaking technology. Hi-Tec’s specializing in drop-in, in-person, on-demand reading programs. This fast-growing specialty can help teachers and parents to continue their hands-on involvement with students with dyslexia.
Computer-based tutoring. Research shows that interventions involving computers can help parents, teachers, and students to further their dyslexia education at an earlier age.
HD (high definition) reading and phonemic awareness training. Help children more quickly and easily recall and understand the words they read. Many children with dyslexia can benefit from this program and the since-enhanced screen-reading software by Hi-Tec.
HD-PA (visual phonics)-the latest in phonemic awareness training. With this system, teachers aim to help kids to look more critically at their reading materials. And, more importantly, many children with dyslexia can read and remember on a much higher level if they are enabled with the instruction of this technology.
Hi-Tec offers a full spectrum of services aimed at helping children with dyslexia succeed.