Learn How You Can Help Your Child with Dyslexia
October is Dyslexia Awareness month, a topic near and dear to our hearts since we work with many students who have dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Students with this hereditary language processing disorder may have difficulties isolating sounds, sounding out words (decoding), and accurately reading. Spelling can even be more of a challenge, making writing a frustrating process. Also, many children with dyslexia have difficulty with handwriting, left/right discrimination, telling time, and organizing and translating their thoughts into verbal or written language.
Children with dyslexia may have low self-esteem, become overwhelmed with school, and may withdraw. As parents, supporting your dyslexic child can lead to a plethora of emotions. You may be frustrated because you don’t know how to help or are incredibly saddened to see your child struggling and falling behind in school.
Unfortunately, many school districts don’t have the necessary funding or resources to provide support for children with dyslexia. In speaking to clients and friends whose children have been diagnosed, it occurred to us that most parents need resources and support above anything else.