Meixner Method

This method was tested by the Hungarian speech-psycho therapist and teacher, Meixner Ildikó, MD, and its purpose is to prevent dyslexia and reeducate reading-writing abilities.
The Meixner method is a complex phonetic-analytical-synthetic speech therapy procedure focusing on the production, analysis and synthesis of sounds. This method supports the dyslexic child by using psychological methods and by adapting to his/her pace and needs, thus preventing possible mistakes.

The Meixener method is based on the following principles:
1. First of all, the kindergarten teaching principle needs to be observed, i.e. learning in small steps.
2. Triple association principle in learning how to read-write.
Associating the acoustics of the sound (phoneme) with the visual shape of the letter (grapheme) is related to the motor ecphory of the sound articulation, acknowledging the position of the lips, tongue and movement of the vocal cords.
3. Homogenous inhibition prevention principle.
In learning the alphabet, the Meixner method prevents homogenous inhibition through the fact that the letters, similar sounds, such as: m-n, b-d- are thought at longer intervals of time in a particular order. The psychic process referred to as “homogenous inhibition” was discovered by Ranschburg, MD.
4. Thinking rigidity prevention and avoidance principle.
Due to the cerebral dysfunction, the nervous system and the psychic processes of the dyslexic child do not operate flexibly. In order to prevent this, one must remember that only repeated practice under the form of didactic games, with multiple exercises, pictures that can be handled and the immediate correction of identified errors provide the desired result.
5. Principle of providing a pleasant atmosphere for activities carried out with dyslexic children.
The classes and all activities of dyslexic children must be organized so as to ensure a pleasant atmosphere where the child feels good. Continuous positive motivation, immediate rewarding of all efforts determine the emotive child, who quickly becomes tired to make greater efforts in obtaining the desired results, overcoming inhibiting emotions and stress characteristic for the dyslexic child.

The Meixner preventive method helps prevent the areas contributing to the avoidance and adequate treatment of dyslexia and dysgraphia: passive and active vocabulary, speech perception, speech understanding, attentiveness, auditory memory, visual memory, auditory background-shape differentiation, auditory discrimination, background-shape visual differentiation, visual discrimination, visual-motion coordination, motion, balance, fine motion, bodily structure, space orientation, temporal orientation, sequence.

The Meixner Method is currently being adapted for Romanian language.
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