The ugly truth about dyslexia is that no cure exists. But caring professionals, dyslexia specialists
and passionate educators have methods to teach the way a dyslexia person learns best. These
are the people who can help your child overcome their struggles and insecurities, regardless of
what age they receive treatment for the first time.
What happens at home and outside of the classroom is equally important as the instruction and
help your child receives during dyslexia therapy or any personalized educational setting. This
means their unique growth and language development relies heavily on the efforts made by
family members and caregivers of the child struggling.
We’re sharing 10 steps to overcoming dyslexia with a child; use this as a guide on your journey
and never hesitate to ask for a professional’s opinion. Remember to always trust your parental
1. If your child’s behavior has you concerned, we hear you and we are here for you. The
great news about behavior is that it’s learned and can be adapted with proper guidance
in the appropriate setting.
2. Regardless of age and IQ, when our mindset is aligned with our goals, we can overcome
anything. The saying goes, “having your mind set on something,” for a reason, so help
your child get comfortable with a positive attitude and mentality to succeed.
3. Show them what they’re good at and allow them space to flourish. When your child finds
an area they excel in, it’s important to keep that consistent in their life. It really helps their
4. Positive reinforcement is necessary for most children, but especially ones who have
difficulty communicating their thoughts and feelings effectively. Remember to encourage
them when they have good behavior or do well in school.
5. It’s important our bodies are nourished properly to function properly. Make sure your
children’s snacks and beverages include nutrients for their bodies and brain
6. If you’re questioning characteristics, behaviors or development differences in your child
who has not been diagnosed with dyslexia, it’s important to talk to the experts. According
to the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, one out of five people is dyslexic, so whether
it’s dyslexia or a different ability that can be overcome, it’s beneficial to talk to the
7. Keeping a regular routine will help your child with focusing and memory, which overflows
into remembering everyday tasks and the ability to focus on one task at a time. As life
changes, it’s okay to adapt while transitioning schedules in a way that works great for
your child and the household.
8. Part of keeping a healthy routine means getting a good night of sleep. If your child has
difficulty at bedtime, try calming down the household several hours before bed with
spa-like music and dimmed lighting from lamps alone. Little habits like these can
typically put anyone to rest.
9. Even during frustrating moments of miscommunication, remember that your child is
looking for a teammate, not an opponent. Dyslexia is not easy for anyone in the family,
but together, you can make it your success story.
10. Enrolling your child in daily, weekly or regular dyslexia therapy will be the gift that keeps
on giving. Your child may only be 4-15 years old now, but one day they’ll be driving and
going to college or applying for jobs and raising a family of their own. Help them succeed
every step of the way with simple steps like these.