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Mobile Apps Make Reading Fun for Children With Dyslexia, Occupational Therapist Says

ScienceDaily (Nov. 12, 2012) — Mobile apps and daily visual activities can encourage children with dyslexia to participate in reading exercises, says Lenin Grajo Ed.M., instructor of occupational science and occupational therapy at Saint Louis University.

“Reading has always been looked at as a skill you should be able to master,” Grajo said. “My approach basically focuses on participation. I look at how much you like doing a task rather than how well you can do it.”

Dyslexia is a learning disability, in which children have a neurological disorder that causes their brain to process and interpret information differently. But with the help of educators and therapists, kids with dyslexia can develop and enjoy reading and writing activities, and build confidence.

Children with dyslexia usually dislike highly-structured reading tasks, and therefore avoid taking part in reading activities. But with…

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