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Reading and Spelling Training

Children with reading and spelling difficulties benefit from AFS training. More about the training here.

Reading and spelling training

Reading and spelling weakness or dyslexia?

Reading and Spelling Weakness: This is an acquired weakness that can be overcome through appropriate training and learning certain strategies.

Dyslexia: The causes of dyslexia are genetic, so that the problem remains throughout life.

How is a reading and spelling disorder diagnosed?
If a reading and spelling disorder is suspected, a comprehensive diagnosis must first be made by a psychologist. This examines cognitive aptitude and skills in reading and writing.

If the psychologist determines that the child has dyslexia, the AFS test is administered to prepare the child for training. Concessions may also be recommended at this point and must be requested separately.

Reading and spelling training using the AFS method

Reading and spelling training for students with weaknesses in reading and spelling is provided at DSJ using the AFS method.

After the AFS test, in which attention, functional areas (sensory perception: visual, auditory and spatial perception) and the symptom area, i.e. the type of errors in reading, writing and arithmetic, are recorded, an individual training program is drawn up. In the training, the goal is to sharpen affected sensory perceptions, to train attention, to illustrate the symbolic area (letters and numbers) and thus make it understandable, and ultimately to correct the errors in spelling, reading and arithmetic. Training usually continuous for 2 years.

 For questions about the training:
Uta Prinsloo, Dyslexia Trainer
prinsloou@dsjmail.co.za

For questions about the organization:
Fiona Schäfer
foerderzentrum@dsjmail.co.za