Discovering that you have dyslexia can be a transformative moment in anyone’s life,
especially that of a young child. It brings clarity and direction, while also raising
questions and concerns. As a parent or guardian, you may wonder what questions your
child might have upon receiving their dyslexia diagnosis. Maybe you’ve already heard
some of the questions listed below…
Let’s explore some of the most commonly asked questions children have when they
learn they have dyslexia:
1. What is dyslexia?
Children often seek to understand the basics of dyslexia, wanting to know what it means
and how it affects them.
2. Am I the only one with dyslexia?
Feeling isolated is common, and children often want to know if there are others like
them. According to the Yale Institute for Dyslexia and Creativity, 1 in 5 people have
3. Can dyslexia be cured?
Children may ask if dyslexia is something they can overcome. Dyslexia is a
neurobiological disorder and has no cure. BUT, there are so many tools to succeed, and
with the proper therapy people with dyslexia can achieve ANYTHING.
4. Will dyslexia hold me back in school?
Many children worry about their academic future and whether dyslexia will hinder their
progress in school. At Dyslexia School of Houston, our students use the tools they learn
in therapy to be successful both in, and out of the classroom.
5. What kind of help and support will I receive?
Children seek reassurance about the resources available to help them navigate their
dyslexia effectively. From accommodations to modifications, once a child has the proper
diagnosis, they are able to receive the proper support they need.
6. How can I explain dyslexia to my friends and teachers?
Children often want guidance on articulating their condition to peers and educators to
reduce any stigma or misunderstanding. We love hearing our students confidently share
their secret superpower (dyslexia) with friends, classmates, and mentors in school and
Providing a supportive environment to address these questions through open
communication plays a crucial role in helping children embrace their dyslexia and
develop the resilience needed to thrive.
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