Raising a dyslexic child makes you wonder if this issue will affect your kid’s success in future, but you must know that it is quite common and a lot of successful persons have dyslexia. There are different ways of teaching for people with dyslexia. First, you need to learn more about its symptoms and strategies to be used in school and at home.
It is important to establish that dyslexia is not a sign of low intelligence; it is a condition affecting how the brain processes the spoken and written language. It is basically related to trouble reading, and some educators and specialists call it ‘a reading disability’ or ‘a reading disorder’. However, it also can affect speaking, writing and spelling.
People with dyslexia can nevertheless understand well, but they process the information differently, for example listening to an audio book instead of reading. If your child has dyslexia, he/ she will not outgrow it; it is a condition for life. Still, it does not mean your child will not be successful and happy.
You may find it surprising that many dyslexic people are successful in their careers; there are several well- known people with dyslexia such as the director Steven Spielberg, the actress Whoopi Goldberg as well as the author Dav Pilkey who wrote the famous “Captain Underpants” books.
It is important to keep into consideration that struggle with reading and writing can cause low self- esteem and frustration, especially when dealing with homework which can make dyslexic kids lose motivation and give up trying.
There are lots of strategies that can help your kid and it may take some time with trial and error till you find the best one for your child. Finding the suitable tool for learning is essential to boost your kid’s confidence.