Ask A Speechy Episode 1
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Questions Kara Answered
Below is the list of questions we ask Kara for this episode:
There is no research yet suggesting dyslexia to be useful to learn a new language. We are yet to understand fully how dyslexia impacts the learning process in regards to language.
Speech delay doesn’t mean you have dyslexia. Children with speech delay are more likely to have literacy difficulty whether they are diagnosed with dyslexia or not.
There are many technique and technology available. Mind due, different technique and technology may not work for individuals, everyone is different there is no unique way to help you understand better.
Occupational Therapist and assesses and provide intervention for Dysgraphia.
The words in phonics books are words that can be sounded out. Phonics books have levels based on the reader experience, generally, there are 20 levels. It is recommended to use phonic books with your child.
Decodable readers is also another term for phonics book.
Sounds write readers
Little Learners Love Literacy
SPELD decodable readers – free download
Decodable readers Australia
Read to your child as soon as possible, children model what their parents do. If your child sees you reading they are more likely to be interested in reading.
A good start would be your general practitioner if you are still seeing the maternal nurse they are also a great resource. Also, a pediatrician can help.
Open communication. Make sure to be supportive and listen to your partner. Ask questions, being upfront and asking what make them feel good and what frustrate them.
You can find Kara on her website Kara Di Dio Speech Pathology
Kara Di Dio
Kara Di Dio earned her degree through Charles Sturt University and is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia. Kara has experience working with children across a range of settings including Early Intervention, Hospital, In-home, Schools and Private Practice.
Kara is particularly passionate about Early Intervention and individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Kara also run her own practice in Traralgon – Gippsland
- Auslan TAFE Cert II
- Key Word Sign
- Hanen It Takes Two To Talk
- Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies
- Sounds-Write (literacy) – Lidcombe Program (stuttering)
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) – PODD book training
- Applied Behaviour Analysis therapy