October is Dyslexia Awareness Month 2023 and the perfect chance to raise awareness, continue to educate ourselves, and celebrating the potential of our children with dyslexia.
Providing Support, Recognition, and Presence
Growing up with dyslexia is hard. Simple tasks can be formidable challenges, and without the right support, the frustration experienced by our children can quickly morph into anxiety. Therefore, it remains crucial for children with dyslexia to receive the necessary support both at school and at home.
It’s equally important for parents and educators to swiftly recognize signs of anxiety in these children. I’ve put together a detailed guide on how to support a child dealing with dyslexia-linked anxiety.
Dyslexia Awareness Month 2023: Empowering Learning
The learning environment for a child with dyslexia plays a pivotal role in their confidence and ability to surmount obstacles. Transforming a classroom to make it dyslexia-friendly is not as challenging as it may seem. The subtle and easy-to-implement changes won’t affect other students in the class but can make a world of difference for your child. Dive into this guide on classroom transformation, a perfect starting point for every teacher. Sharing this resource will not only educate them but also contribute to your child’s success.
Additionally, touch typing skills can be invaluable for dyslexic individuals. I highly recommend the TTRS course as the best option available – click here to find out why and to start the course today!
It’s essential to ensure that we, as parents and educators, are well-informed about our children’s needs. In addition to fostering dyslexia-friendly and inclusive classrooms, your child’s teacher should also be familiar with effective techniques for teaching dyslexic students. Please share these techniques with everyone involved in your child’s education.
The Diverse Faces of Dyslexia
Imagine not being able to focus on a page of text or having letters dance before your eyes every time you attempt to read. Consider the challenge of decoding words or struggling with the physical act of writing itself. Dyslexia manifests differently in each child, making the way we educate them crucial to their understanding, confidence, and lifelong learning. Multisensory learning stands as one of the most effective approaches for teaching any child with dyslexia. Read more here to find out why!
Why Should We Raise Awareness?
Dyslexia affects between 5% and 10% of the global population, making it astonishing that so little is known about this learning difficulty among those responsible for educating our children. Dyslexia Awareness Month 2023 serves as the perfect occasion to share our knowledge.
The more informed we are, the better equipped we become to support our children. Early detection can grant your child access to crucial support resources, which will boost their confidence as they grow. For instance, traditional phonics teaching can be perplexing for individuals with dyslexia. When you can’t hear how sounds blend together, learning phonetically becomes a formidable task. My guide on phonics and dyslexia is a must-read resource in this regard.
Finally, in our quest to understand the challenges our children face, we must not overlook their unique strengths. Each child with dyslexia possesses their own distinctive talents that will shape their adult lives and deserve to be nurtured and celebrated. Begin your exploration of dyslexia strengths with this insightful article.
There is absolutely no reason why your child can’t excel in school. No reason why they won’t delight in getting lost in the pages of a book, and no reason why they won’t cherish the journey of learning. Your child can be anything they aspire to be!