If you suspect your child may have dyslexia you can start helping them today!
Believe your child if they tell you it’s hard to read.
Recognize that there are three ways to take in information and learn. Reading, listening, and watching/doing. Most classrooms are structured to provide learning through reading after the 3rd grade. Support your child by reading to them, allow them to listen to audio books, and provide experiences centered on the topics they are learning in school.
Provide printed material on blue paper or purchase a blue overlay to place over the page of a book. This will reduce visual strain. Allow your child to write on blue notebook paper. You can purchase this on Amazon.
Allow your child to dictate ideas for larger writing assignments. The ability to produce print on paper is a separate skill from putting down ideas on paper. Separate the practice of these skills until your child can write letters and words on paper fast enough to be able to get their ideas down.
Get your child evaluated and find out what is really going on! A screening or evaluation from someone who has training and experience with dyslexia can bring about a better understanding of the problem and will be more likely to lead to effective treatment.
If you suspect your child may have dyslexia it is always better to investigate and identify any issues now rather than waiting. For more information about our dyslexia screening please go to dyslexia screening.