Dyslexic children often find it difficult to read, write and spell words. With the right guidance and patience, both at school and home, dyslexic kids can excel at whatever they do. Just toggling learning methods that suit your child’s intellect can have profound results.
Here are some ways in which parents can contribute towards helping dyslexic children.
30 minutes every day, is all what you need to sharpen a dyslexic child’s literacy skills. Incorporating reading habits early in life and being consistent will help a dyslexic child gain many skills. A reading session should be something your child looks forward to. Keep it interesting and make it enjoyable. Aid your child’s tracking skills by running your finger on the words as you read. Opt for books with lots of illustrations and a simple story.
Design a routine for your child to follow when once they come back from school. Encourage them to work on a dedicated table that has all the stationery and books pre-set to avoid wasting time in finding these items. Incorporate an element of fun in your child’s daily schedule. This is something they will look forward to.
Kids with dyslexia take a lot of time in writing. Be patient and help your children with their homework. Gently correct mistakes and spellings as they appear. If your child uses pens to write, get them erasable pens. It will make their life easier. Take frequent breaks and never cease to praise your child’s efforts. Parental support and undying patience is the key to instill the much needed confidence in your child.
Set aside some time exclusively for what your child loves to do. It could be dancing, listening to music, playing with a pet, pursuing a hobby and so on. Indulging in an activity that your child loves is necessary for boosting their self-esteem and making them feel great about something.
Setting realistic goals as a parent, keeps you and your child relaxed. Set achievable goals of how much you and your child can read and write together each day. With the completion of each small goal, you are on your way to success. Celebrate every small success and be consistent with your efforts.
Look at the big picture when dealing with dyslexia. Life is not confined to reading and writing only. There’s a lot more to life. Focus on what your child does best. Your child could be great at athletics, painting, gardening etc. Noticing and appreciating your child’s strengths can make them feel loved, accepted and special. Never miss a chance to point out their strengths.
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