5 STEPS YOU SHOULD TAKE TO HELP YOUR DYSLEXIC CHILD THRIVE
Hello everyone! As a teacher working with children with dyslexia, I grow a special bond with each child I work with as the years pass. It’s a unique relationship when you use the Orton-Gillingham approach. I learn a great deal about each child through the teacher lens, but it’s the parents who can reveal what it is truly like to advocate and seek the right kind of help to raise a thriving learner. For many parents of children with dyslexia, it’s a constant, uphill battle.
When I met Ali from Testing My Metal, I knew she could help me, as well as all of you, gain some perspective on raising dyslexic children. I’m thrilled to have her as a guest blogger today. Ali is the mother of four. She often finds herself finding treasure, and sometimes humor, in the trials of life. Please welcome her! If you found this post helpful, please comment below and be sure to visit her blog, Testing My Metal.
When my daughter was first identified as Dyslexic, I felt like I could breathe again. She was in second grade and we finally had the answer! The answer to why she never liked school and it was so incredibly hard to get her up and out the door in the mornings. The answer to why she always complained of stomach aches and headaches. The answer to why she couldn’t read and barely could remember the sounds of the letters of the alphabet. Then, as I started to let things sink in, my relief turned into feeling overwhelmed. As I began my research about Dyslexia, I found some life-saving resources. I started to realize that although this journey would not be easy, it would greatly enhance the quality of life for my sweet daughter.