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Dyslexia Support – Tips To Help

For a brief while I worked as a teacher in a school and was particularly intrigued by the behavior of Jane. She was a good student but her efforts were not yielding adequate results. I talked about her to our school counselor. Jane was diagnosed and was suggested to give Dyslexia Support. Her parents, teachers, and friends were briefed about it too, and with all the help, Jane overcame her learning disorder that affected her reading, writing, speaking, and learning abilities.

Dyslexia Support:
The symptoms of this learning disorder can be adequately treated and the difficulty in reading, writing, speaking, and pronouncing the words can be corrected. This automatically deals with the frustration or depression in kids or adults and can be very helpful in grooming the child.

  • Ask the school for a specialized teacher who can help the kid learn how to spell, read, and write words properly. If the school cannot provide such a specially trained teacher, then look for private tuition.
  • Phonemes are difficult to understand for these kids. The teacher should help the kid learn phonics better.
  • More time should be awarded to these kids to finish their assignments.
  • Handing them with printed material can be beneficial instead of asking the child to copy everything from the board. They face a hard time copying.
  • Certain software programs are available that can read out the material to these kids. This again helps them learn and prepare better.
  • Ask the school or the learning disability service centers to provide books on tape. This will reduce the burden on the child.
  • It is very important to extend full support to these individuals. If they are not supported then they might feel worthless, undervalued, or stupid.
  • Never label these kids or individuals as lazy or dull. This will only de-motivate them further.
  • Do not restrict the kid’s interest to only academics. Help them in developing other skills and interests too.
  • Recognize, support, appreciate, and help other strengths too.
  • Do not limit career choices to only a few fields. Help them explore and become successful at whatever they truly are interested in.
  • Do not have a negative feeling in the house or school about dyslexia. It is not a disease but only a disability which can be corrected.
  • Encourage the child to learn better by introducing him or her to a daily routine. Set some time aside daily to learn and focus more on the limitations.
  • Do not bog down the child with expectations. Each person takes his or her own time to learn, respect that.
  • Stop comparing with the development of other children.
  • If the child has trouble writing, introduce him to typing. This will auto correct the words and also aid child.

These are only a few of the dyslexia support tips which will prove to be of immense help to these individuals. Love, acceptance, patience, and perseverance are the other tips for the family, friends, and school to practice.

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