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Dyslexia (cont.)

Parental Support

In the home:

  • Provide access to books either in the home or at the public library.
  • Spend time everyday in reading for FUN!
  • Choose reading materials based on the child's interest.
  • Read to children often, and give them time to read both alone and in conjunction with the adult.
  • Play word games, rhyming, naming, etc.
  • Try tape-recording a child reading to provide feedback.
  • Spend small amounts of time with frequent breaks during reading assignments to avoid frustration .
  • Use plenty of praise, limit criticism.

In School:

  • Be involved in the preparation of the child's Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Request frequent updates regarding the child's progress
  • Be familiar with strategies to be implemented at school
  • Request duplicates of child's assignments to practice at home
  • Communicate with school personnel
  • Communicate information between child's treating medical professional and school
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/18/2014
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