Life of a child with unrecognised dyslexia

  • Distress
  • Self-doubt
  • Embarrassed
  • Frustration
  • Low- self esteem
  • Depressed and sometimes,
  • Suicidal (children have committed suicide because of school)

How To Help A Child With Dyslexia And Learning Difficulties

  • Early diagnosis and assessment
  • Early intervention
  • Multisensory based training
  • Examples of multi-sensory activities for the classroom include:
  • Assisstive technology and tools.
  • Helpful Arrangements.
  • Give them plenty of time to complete homework.
  • Mark based on effort and ideas.
  • Gives Power Criticism Kills.
  • Don’t ask person with dyslexia to read aloud.
  • Don’t give a punishment for forgetting books or sports kit.
  • Don’t use the word ‘lazy’!
  • Expect less written work.
  • Prepare a printout of homework and stick it in their book.
  • Do not ask them to copy text from a board or book.

Social Emotional Impact Of Dyslexia

Dyslexia can go undetected in the early grades of schooling.  Disparity between intelligence and academic performance causes confusion to parents and teachers; a seemingly intelligent child refuses to learn. It is attributed to laziness and playfulness.  Not understanding that the dyslexia works 5 times harder, the child is put under great pressure to perform

The affected children become frustrated and as a result other problems develop such as;

  • Show signs of depression and low self-esteem.
  • Have behavior problems at home, as well as at school that often manifest
  • Become unmotivated and develop a dislike for school, and their success may be jeopardized if the problem remain unaddressed.
  • The child is labeled, lazy, slow learner, and stupid, not willing to learn
  • Family embarrassment
  • Become bullied in school

How To Treat A Child With Dyslexia

  • Set an example for reading. Address the problem early if you suspect your child has dyslexia
  • Read aloud to your child. It’s best if you start when your child is quite young
  • Work with your child’s school.
  • Encourage reading time and home and school.