Have you noticed your child having difficulty reading or writing? When you get professional help with such difficulties, you might end up having your child diagnosed with dyslexia. And it can be hard to accept. But you will want to do everything to help your child out. And for that, you need to start learning about dyslexia in kids. With time and the right management, your child will have a normal childhood and no trouble with school.
What is Dyslexia?
Before being able to help your child out with dyslexia, you need to learn all about it so you can find the right treatment and management for it. So let us first find out what dyslexia is all about.
- According to Web MD, dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects a person’s ability to read, spell, write and even speak.
- Dyslexia kids are often smart and hardworking but have trouble connecting the letters they see tot he sounds those letters make.
- About 5% to 10% of Americans have some symptoms of dyslexia such as slow reading.
- While some people are diagnosed early in life, others don’t realize they have dyslexia until they get older.
- Dyslexia is believed to be caused by differences in parts of the brain that process language.
What does it mean for a child? And can dyslexia be outgrown?
For a child with dyslexia, life can be very challenging. There are the pressure and bullying in school and the misunderstanding at home. With all these, a child can suffer mentally and emotionally, which can lead to depression.
But once dyslexia is diagnosed, management and support for the dyslexic child can be effectively put into practice. The condition can’t simply be outgrown, but the skills to overcome it can be learned. With this, your child won’t have to suffer too much from the symptoms.
And here are the ways on how to deal with dyslexia and help your child.
- Provide the support and patience your child needs.
- Don’t forget to praise your child’s achievements.
- Read a lot with your child. Provide audiobooks, comic books and other materials for reading.
- Play word games and learn poems, songs, and the likes.
- Work with your child’s school so they can create an Individualized Education Plan that will facilitate your child’s unique learning needs.
These ways are simple but will effectively make your dyslexic child’s life better and happier. Put great efforts into building up your child’s confidence and the rest will be easy to achieve.
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