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How can puzzles improve learning?

Puzzles develop eye-hand coordination, vastly improve vision skills and mor. Open Hana's full article on using puzzles.

Is the workbook Reeding Readiness is suitable for a language delayed child?

Reading Readiness is a handy workbook to introduce your child to the phonic system, needed for language development and beginning reading. Often a child's language improves with beginning reading due to the letter/picture/sound and letter/sound/word/picture relationships.
Often the child's auditory perception (listening skill) is not fully developed. It helps to connect auditory perception and visual perception (letters, pictures) with the kinaesthetic/tactual perception (feeling the lips, tongue and mouth while saying the sound or word, naming the picture). This complex perceptual experience will gradually develop the speech and kick off the reading.
For reading we need both, auditory and visual skills. This book develops both skills simultaneously.
When working with your child, name the picture (read the word)and say the word clearly, encourage the child to watch your mouth (auditory/visual) and stress the beginning sounds (letters).
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My daughter has speech problems and is said to have "...lack of comprehension of many instructions and objects around her".
My son is delayed in general communication and in other areas.

Do they have Apraxia or are they Autistic?

Reading It is sometimes difficult to convince parents that their child is absolutely normal, or very clever, that the child is not autistic (Autistic Spectrum Syndrome is quite a recent common term). There are a lot of so called "specialists" out there, who know very little about causes of learning difficulties, yet label the child autistic after few artificial commercially produced tests.

In my opinion both children show symptoms of apraxia (dyspraxia). I am surprised that apraxia has not been diagnosed by a speech therapist.Apraxia and language development.

As the child sees, hears and feels by touching and manipulating objects, the visual, auditory and kinaesthetic tactual stimuli travel to the brain, where they are sorted and organised. We call that an input.

Apraxic children usually have a fairly good input. What becomes a problem is the output. It's the messages that are send out of the brain to our muscles that are not organised and ordered.

In speech the brain has to send complex organised messages to the tongue, lips, jaw, open and close the mouth, to the vocal cords, to the lungs to send an air stream at the correct time and of course we have to plan and organise the speech muscles to coordinate the sounds to form the words and relate the words to the meaningful speech.

Apraxic children cannot make the sounds correctly as the messages to the muscles get muddled up. Speech becomes faulty. The child very often knows that it does not sound right but cannot coordinate the messages in correct way.
Most of the time the child is treated as if he does not comprehend well, is not clever enough or not trying enough.

So, what to do?

Remember your children need a routine a carefully worked out time table. Remember they cannot plan, they are lost in time, they live in now, they do not feel or comprehend passing time. They do not understand tomorrow, after tomorrow, next day, next week. They only understand now, not now, soon and tomorrow (possibly). Time means nothing. They cannot order activities. They have not the concept of next, do that and then that.
In daily routine there have to be some activities that will repeat every day.

Speech.

You mentioned that you speak Arabic to your child. That should not be the cause
of your daughter's speech problem. Your daughter's mother language is Arabic,
so she should have learned to speak Arabic well and perhaps have problems with English. She should not have problems with cognitive thinking because Arabic.
This is a shortened version of Hana's answer, for details and for the apraxia - learning difficulties connection and other details, ask your own question.


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