Last Updated: April 6, References Approved. To create this article, 36 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. There are 13 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed , times. Learn more Dyslexia is a learning disability that causes an individual to struggle with reading, writing and mathematics.
8 Ways to Help Students with Dyslexia Succeed
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My son has dyslexia. He is now 41 and a successful lawyer, but getting through school, and his academic frustrations, was a challenge we all learned from. Once my husband and I understood the problem that was plaguing our highly verbal, clearly intelligent son, I found it very important to respond with a solution for any issue he raised. In college, it was finding an expert in dyslexia who could explain the brain differences between dyslexics and nondyslexics, so that he could draw an appropriate boundary around some frustrations that still existed in school. It was listening and looking for solutions so that the academic frustrations did not overwhelm the creative life of his mind. It was always acknowledging that school was tough, but that he could do it. I think it is safe to say that parents of dyslexics worry about their children more than most.
How To Help A Child With Dyslexia At Home
Our free ebook is the perfect tool for this — read through together and learn about the different types of dyslexia, their signs, symptoms, strengths and weaknesses. Perhaps because they already feel bad about themselves people with dyslexia are often sensitive to criticism. Failing to remember spoken and written instructions or forgetting where something has been left is a consequence of dyslexia. Help them become more organised by introducing strategies. Make sure they know about dyslexia and what they can do to help.
Dyslexia can be extremely frustrating for a child that is trying to read and comprehend the written word. Reading is difficult enough as it is let alone adding additional hardships to the reading experience. Although, dyslexia is not only a reading difficulty but a spelling, phonics and comprehension struggle. In my classroom I have seen first hand the issues that can occur when a child is dealing with dyslexia.