3 STEPS TO TAKE IF YOU ARE WONDERING IF YOUR CHILD HAS DYSLEXIA
During this meeting, be sure to share with your child's teacher any family history of dyslexia. Dyslexia is genetic. Knowing that a child has a family history can help a teacher make sense of your child's reading behavior, if there are any concerns she/he observes.
A coach who works one-on-one with your child 1-2X/week observes your child's reading patterns closely, providing a 2nd opinion.
Research shows The Orton-Gillingham method to effectively provide structured, direct, & consistent phonics instruction.
While children with dyslexia need this kind of instruction, all children who receive this phonics instruction in this method benefit.
While dyslexia testing can be done at any time, getting tested by the end of 1st grade will allow your child to begin any interventions that their school provides, many of which start at the beginning of 2nd grade.
While after school tutoring is very helpful, it can be difficult to schedule. In school support & interventions for students with dyslexia is monumental in helping them reach their academic goals.