Wondering how to manage a dyslexic at home? Here are a few tips.
First off, how can you tell if a child has dyslexia? Some common signs of dyslexia include difficulty sounding out words, trouble recognizing letters and words, difficulty with reading fluency and comprehension, and difficulty with spelling and writing. Children with dyslexia may also have difficulty with phonemic awareness, which is the ability to understand the sounds of language and how they relate to letters and words.
If you need help with dyslexia in a child, here are a few tips.
- Create a positive and supportive environment: Encourage your child to feel good about themselves, and be supportive of their strengths and abilities.
- Encourage a love of learning: Provide opportunities for your child to explore and learn in ways that interest them.
- Create a routine: Establish a routine and stick to it. A consistent routine can help reduce stress and provide structure for your child.
- Provide accommodations: Provide accommodations, such as extra time on tests, the use of audio books, or materials in an alternative format, to support your child’s learning and success.
- Offer praise and encouragement: Offer praise and encouragement for your child’s accomplishments and efforts, no matter how small.
- Set achievable goals: Work with your child to set achievable goals and help them build confidence and independence.
- Use technology: Utilize technology, such as text-to-speech software, to support your child’s reading and writing skills.
- Use visual aids: Visual aids, such as flashcards, can help your child remember words and concepts.
- Encourage physical activity: Encourage physical activity to help your child stay focused and reduce stress.
- Communicate with teachers: Regularly communicate with your child’s teachers to stay informed about their progress and share ideas for supporting their learning.
At Multikids, we can help you answer your questions and guide you to the right academic and social outcomes for your child.
Together, we can help your child. Once we have completed our assessments, the Trans-Disciplinary Team (parents, teacher, therapists) will sit down together to draw up your child’s Education & Health Care Plan (EHCP) where targets are set both annually and termly.
This will form the strategic plan for your child’s learning journey at Multikids. All reports and communication between parents and staff will be via a confidential platform that parents can access daily.
Remember, every child with dyslexia is unique and may have different needs and challenges. Working together with your child’s teachers and specialists, and using a combination of strategies, can help your child overcome their difficulties and reach their full potential.