Tips for Parenting Dyslexic Children

Dyslexic Children
Tips for Parenting Dyslexic Children

The following are few things where every parent of dyslexic child undergo.

  • Why my child is unable to read properly?
  • Why he/she is not showing interest in studies?
  • Why they have poor attention towards classes?
  • Why my child is unable to write properly?
  • Why my child is having poor hand writing?


There are lots of fun ways to encourage reading and writing at home, parents should handle the children of dyslexia with a positive attitude along with patience and empower themselves. Parents often ask how best they can help their children once a diagnosis of dyslexia has been given. Here are few tips for parenting dyslexic children:

  • It is important to dyslexic child to have time to chat with parents. If this chatting is not part of the younger child’s life then it certainly will not happen in teenage years. It is very important to keep in touch with how a young person with dyslexia is coping, because dyslexia affects the whole personality, not just schoolwork.
  • Help with homework by being close at hand to answer questions and to ensure that the child stays on task. Guide them with proper assistance.
  • Keep in touch with the school and keep teachers informed of how things are progressing for the child.
  • Given appropriate time to finish their home and in between also encourage by saying good.
  • Try to teach proper time maintance to children, so that they finish their home work within time.
  • Reading is one more important task to the children with dyslexia, here the parent should assist the child read along with them and later on by his or her own.
  • Read with your child. Paired Reading (see below) is a wonderful technique which encourages reading for pleasure and meaning.
  • Keep up-to-date on books peers are reading.
  • In reading pronunciation is the most importance part and for this parent should not force the child read correctly when he/she unable to read. They have to assist the children when child gets a wrong word, you just tell them what the word says. Then your child says after you, you don’t make the child struggle and struggle, break it up or sound it out.
  • When your child gets words right, you smile, show that you are pleased and say “good”. Don’t be frustrated when your child goes wrong, inspite of showing anger try to correct your child.
  • Find out which kind of books your child is interested and pick that particular book and let your child read some story and do not speak till the story gets finish and wait for a while so your child come up with questions, if not you try to frame few questions and let your child understand the story and answer in a pleased way.
  • It is good to your child if you make a note of things in which your child is having problem after the particular reading session.
  • Maximum times try to read together and don’t let the child offended, make the child read louder, so the child do not get distracted.
  • If your child cannot spell the word correctly, make the child use dictionary, spell check to correct your child. For young children use alphabets board, pronounce the word and make the child combine the word by the alphabets by breaking into parts.
  • Proper attention is also an important aspect to the children, for this the parent should teach the children by giving breaks after every task and sure that the child is interested in that particular topic or not.
  • Reinforcement is one of the most important part, which every parent should follow. In this the parent should celebrate each success of dyslexic child.
  • Try to set realistic goals before going to guide your child.
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