Learning problems and Dialogic Reading

Learning or behavioral challenges in children need to be analyzed individually and may have varying degrees of relevance or severity. They should always be detected, recognized and addressed with the help of specialists and professionals. Dialogic Reading does not replace this approach but can significantly support the work of specialists and teachers.

Being based on a method that facilitates dialogue with adults, which stimulates the reading and understanding of the text, which promotes active interpretation and participation, Dialogic Reading can bring significant benefits to children impaired by learning deficits. Based on a simple, easy to apply and to accept tool, such as a children’s book and the reading activity around it, Dialogic Reading is an excellent way to stimulate the child and promote dialogue with the adult, thus opening a number of opportunities to challenge learning deficits. Additionally, Dialogic Reading does not necessarily require a professional but can be implemented by any family, provided that the basic rules of their method are followed.

A relevant number of scientific studies in the last thirty years have proved that Dialogic Reading, when based on appropriately chosen books, is able to contribute extensively to the development of the child as well as to address certain critical issues and learning deficits.