Monday, 24 April 2017

​​Tips for parents of children with dyslexia

How Parents Can Help Their Dyslexic Child

Dyslexia is a lifelong reading disability with good potential for improvement. Dyslexia management involves intervention through teaching rather than medication.

A dyslexic child can overcome his reading difficulty with special training from professionals. Parental support and encouragement are also key factors in dyslexia treatment.

“Parents and family members can really make a huge difference to dyslexic children, and enable them to learn to read in a supportive environment,” says Associate Professor Lourdes Mary Daniel, Senior Consultant and Head of Clinical Services, Department of Child Development, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), a member of the SingHealth group.

Parents can:
  • Identify the reading difficulty early and provide quality intervention themselves, and through professionals
  • Read regularly to the child to develop a love of reading
  • Encourage the child to discover other talents
  • Build the child’s self-esteem by emphasising that dyslexia is a reading difficulty, unrelated to IQ
  • Keep the child motivated and happy by creating an encouraging and secure environment at home​

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