Other Ways to Support a Child With Dyslexia
For any child who is struggling, it is particularly important to encourage the things he enjoys and excels at, so that he feels confident in some areas. This could be sports, theater, art, science, debate team or anything else that makes him feel good at something.
Sharing stories of successful individuals with dyslexia might also help reinforce that it has nothing to do with intelligence.
Supportive tools and technology can help your child navigate difficult problems:
- Audio books can be a great alternative to reading
- Typing on a computer or tablet instead of writing
- Apps that can help make learning fun by turning phonological awareness into a game
- Old-fashioned rulers can help kids with dyslexia read in a straight line, which might help keep them focused