Finding out your child has
dyslexia lets you move forward. Having a diagnosis gives you concrete information about your child’s strengths and challenges. And it helps you get the right type of support to meet your child’s needs.
Now that you know what’s causing your child’s difficulties, you may wonder what to do. Explore these steps to take when you find out your child has dyslexia.
You likely have questions about what having dyslexia means for your child. Reach out to the people who have answers. That includes your child’s teacher and health care provider. You can also get answers to these
common dyslexia questions from parents and caregivers.
It can be a relief to kids to know there’s a reason for their challenges and things that can help.
Help your child understand dyslexia and talk openly about it at home. Let your child know that dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed about, and that it doesn’t mean your child isn’t smart.
3. Know what comes next at school.
4. Discover what helps kids with dyslexia.
5. Connect with other families.
Other parents and caregivers of kids with dyslexia can be a great source of support. They get it in a way that friends and family may not. One place to make connections is in the secure
Understood Community. You can also share this
dyslexia fact sheet to help friends and loved ones understand.
7. Share dyslexia success stories.
Dyslexia doesn’t go away. But there are so many people with dyslexia who are thriving in life. Share
their stories and help your child see beyond the challenges.