Why We Teach Dyslexics Nonsense Word Decoding In Charlotte?

Nonsense words are made-up words that allow dyslexics to improve their decoding skills.   Non-impaired readers can read nonsense words because of their phonological decoding ability.  

Some examples of nonsense words are za, din, rejune, and byrcal.  Non-impaired readers can sound out these kinds of words because they can decode the sounds.

Not only are nonsense words used in diagnosing dyslexia, but they are also used in teaching reading to dyslexics. They are used to eliminating guessing; there is no way to guess a nonsense word. You can also check out the nonsense word test & assessment at Pam’s Reading.

If a student cannot guess the word, they have to use their decoding skills. These words help them to focus on sounding words out from left to right. Using nonsense words helps retrain the dyslexic’s brain and get them back on track with their phonological decoding.

Teaching students to decode pseudowords or nonsense words is one of the reasons our software is so effective at improving reading fluency.

The student learns to automatically decode these letter patterns in both our visual match and auditory-visual match decoding lessons. Many tutors explain to their students that the key to rapidly and automatically decoding multisyllabic words is to know these pseudowords. Words like homogenous, surreptitious, and automaticity are all made up of pseudo-nonsense words.