If you’ve just learned that your child has dyslexia, it can be reassuring to know two things. First, dyslexia is a common learning issue that many successful people have. Second, there are proven teaching strategies and accommodations that can help. Learn what you can do next to get your child the support she needs at school and at home.
Learn all you can about dyslexia.
Investigate dyslexia treatments and therapies.
Discuss dyslexia supports and services with your child’s school.
Talk with your child about dyslexia.
Teach your child to self-advocate.
Talk through some of the ways she can ask for help when her dyslexia makes it clear she needs it. Starting in grade school or middle school, learning how to self-advocate is a skill that can offer benefits throughout her life.
Understand the possible emotional impact.
Learn what you can do at home.
Keep in touch with the school.
Remind your child that dyslexia doesn’t define her.