Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects about 1 in 5 people. This is not a disease but it is one of the most common learning disabilities. If one of the parents have dyslexia there will be a higher child the child(ren) will be as well.
As parents we hate to see our children struggle. We need to be in-tuned to our children’s pattern. This will help our child become successful. We also become better advocates for them. Below are different links to help answer some question, but please don’t let this be the the source for a diagnosis. I also suggest you get different opinions from varied professionals. Use these tools to get the help your child needs not use it as a crutch. Many people with disabilities can do more than given credit, sometimes more than those that are “able.”
Possible treatments and strategies
- Create words games – ie I -Spy (word search), make a goal when you read a word, have a tea party with a book, get easy to read recipes where you can both read it, etc.
The key to all of this is to be Loving, patient, advocate, fun and praise any effort made. if you can do all of this while breaking it down to smaller section, both your child and you will have better success. Learning should be fun and not used as a means of punishment. I hope this has been helpful to you. I wish you many wonderful adventures together have fun.
Rosemarie (I too struggled as a child and there were no such diagnosis when I was growing up.)