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Dyslexia at Home


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Dyslexia impacts the whole family, and parents and siblings need to be equally on board in fostering a culture of acceptance and encouraging strengths. Dyslexic children should not be wrapped in cotton wool. But they should be given both practical and emotional support. They need security and encouragement so that they feel ok about thinking differently, and able to take risks in learning and sharing their unique creativity.

The ultimate achievement for parents is in creating an environment that allows the dyslexic child to either go beyond any difficulties that arise, or feel comfortable in advocating for themselves and asking for help that allows them to reach their potential. Obviously, much of this must take place in the classroom, but there are still some very important ways in which parents can help their child at home.

Dyslexia at home provides a range of information to help you get started. It is based on a ?notice and adjust? approach, which simply means noticing where there are issues and adjusting your approach accordingly.

Three key areas for this are:

  • Improving self esteem
  • Fostering a learning environment
  • Practical homework tips

 

There are a great deal of supportive practical suggestions available on each of these key areas.

Provided by The Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

 

 

 

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