3 Easy Ways to Support Your Child with Dyslexia
Did you know that dyslexia affects 10% of the population?
Indicators of dyslexia can vary from age to age but some of most common signs present as:
✅ difficulties with learning the connection between letters and sounds
✅ difficulty repeating multisyllabic words
✅ confusion with small words
✅ poor concentration
If your child has dyslexia, here are some ways that you can support them:
1. Read to your child. Children with dyslexia often develop a dislike of reading because they find it so challenging. Make the experience enjoyable by reading to them. This means that they get to experience the benefits of reading but none of the stress or anxiety that often goes with it.
2. Children with dyslexia often have low self-esteem because they recognise that they learn differently to their peers. Talk to your child about this in a positive way. Help them to develop their talents and focus on the things that they do well. Actively promote positive thinking by regularly using phrases such as “you can do it” or “you are good/smart enough”, “you are intelligent”.
3. Get familiar with assistive technology which can help your child achieve their full potential. Text-to-Speech software can be used to support academic learning while apps like Audible have hundreds of fiction and non-fiction books available to download at the click of a button.
Get an experienced tutor who has worked with children with dyslexia before. Children with dyslexia should be taught in a direct, explicit and multi-sensory way that is often quite different to traditional approaches.
"Children with dyslexia should be taught using direct, explicit and multi-sensory approaches" - AnneMarie
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