This is fun – and potentially useful for those times when your mind goes blank and you can’t think of anything that rhymes, except for rude words.

I’m minded of the occasion when a little boy was mortified because he inadvertently crossed an invisible boundary. We were using Humpty Dumpty:

‘HD sat on a log, HD saw a … ‘.

HD sat in the cart; HD couldn’t …’

I had ‘start’ in my mind but that’s not what emanated from the mouth of this babe and suckling!

Mind you,  he remembered it and learned the concept of rhyme with less difficulty than many!

And here’s a bit of theory about the problem that learners with dyslexia have:

The phonological module of dyslexia argues that dyslexics have impaired reading ability because they have a deficit in phonological processing. According to this model, dyslexics have a difficult time with written language because they have an impaired ability to deconstruct written words into phonemes, thus preventing word identification. This low level phonological deficit prevents words from reaching high level linguistic processing, which would allow the reader to gain meaning from the text. Thus, dyslexics have intact memory and comprehension language processes that are not activated because they can only be activated after a word has been identified through phonological processing. The phonological model of dyslexia explains why dyslexics have difficulty with reading while remaining intellectually capable of processing very complex thoughts and ideas.

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