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Talking with Your Child About Dyslexia

Regardless of when parents receive a dyslexia diagnosis for their child, this news can bring up a lot of emotions. Many parents want to be supportive and encouraging of their child, but they may also be experiencing a range of feelings as they process this news themselves. Although it can feel challenging and confusing at first, having conversations about dyslexia is one of the best things parents can do with their children. Talking about dyslexia helps promote understanding for both parents and kids, and a simple discussion can go a long way in the development of a dyslexic child. Read below to learn more about how to start and continue conversations about dyslexia with your child. 

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Famous Dyslexia Success Stories

With so many stigmas and myths surrounding learning challenges, a dyslexia diagnosis can feel disheartening. However, with constructive learning habits and effective reading instruction, dyslexic learners can succeed inside and outside of the classroom. Learn more about some famous individuals with dyslexia who have found success in a range of fields.

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How to Help Students Develop Executive Function Skills

Although executive function may seem like a skill more suited to CEOs in a boardroom rather than to children in a classroom, executive function can make a difference in students of all ages. Students with dyslexia, however, may have more trouble developing these skills and may struggle with certain subjects in school as a result. Regardless of the development of executive function skills, dyslexic students can still get overwhelmed by the time it takes to complete their work. Thankfully, there are numerous activities that are fun for the whole family and can help children improve executive function skills at every age. Learn more about how students develop executive function skills and how these attributes can make a difference for students with dyslexia.

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How to Promote Confidence in a Dyslexic Learner

Parents and teachers may be familiar with some of the more well-known consequences of dyslexia, such as having trouble learning to read or write, but there are also lesser-known effects that can impact students as they learn as well. Children with undiagnosed dyslexia may struggle with confidence if they fall behind their peers in mastering skills like reading and writing. Teachers and parents should be aware of this tendency for dyslexic children to lose confidence in themselves and work to encourage a sense of self-efficacy throughout their time in school. Read below to master some tips on how to help promote confidence in dyslexic learners.

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After a Dyslexia Diagnosis: What Comes Next?

There’s no right or wrong way to feel after receiving a dyslexia diagnosis for your child. The key is to remain patient with yourself and your child as you figure out what to do next. While knowing which steps to take after getting a dyslexia diagnosis can be confusing, the Dyslexia Resource is here to walk you through it. Read below to learn more about some helpful tips for what you should do after a dyslexia diagnosis.

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Tips to Inspire Summer Reading in Dyslexic Students

It’s summer and that means it’s time for family vacations, backyard barbecues, and for many students, a break from school. But even if students aren’t in the classroom, there are plenty of ways to encourage young learners to keep up their skills, especially when it comes to reading. Many students may view summer reading as a chore, but children can lose valuable language skills over the summer if they don’t practice reading over the break. For all students and especially dyslexic students, it is essential to continue reading over the summer and developing the reading skills they practice during the school year. Here are some tips that can help inspire summer reading in dyslexic students. 

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Top Dyslexia Resources to Encourage Reading

As distance learning continues and summer approaches, parents and teachers may be wondering how to encourage children to keep reading while at home. All young readers need to practice reading outside of school, but it is especially essential for dyslexic learners to intentionally practice reading over the summer so they don’t forget helpful skills. But reading doesn’t have to be a chore for children or their parents! Learn about the top dyslexia resources available to help encourage young learners to read for pleasure.

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Tips to Support Reading Comprehension at Home

Parents and teachers have enough to worry about in these turbulent times. For parents of dyslexic students, it can feel like your child is losing valuable time to master reading skills, like reading comprehension. Remember, however, that children are also adjusting to these unfamiliar circumstances and may need more time to understand new subjects. Parents and teachers can help children master reading comprehension skills at home by managing their expectations and following these tips. 

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4 Unique Strengths Dyslexic Students Bring to Distance Learning

Dyslexia can indeed present learning challenges that may make it harder for dyslexic students to master reading and language skills, but many dyslexic students also have certain strengths that help them thrive in this unprecedented environment of distance learning. Teachers and parents who recognize these assets can encourage dyslexic students to translate these skills back into the classroom in the future. Read below to learn more about some of the unique strengths dyslexic students can bring to distance learning.

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Important Signs of Dyslexia in Elementary School Students

As every child is unique and learns in a different way, it may be difficult for parents and teachers to tell if a child has a learning difference, like dyslexia, or if they just need to be taught in an individualized way. Parents and teachers in elementary schools must recognize the important signs of dyslexia so that students don’t fall behind in essential milestones like reading and writing. Read below to learn about some of the common signs of dyslexia in elementary school students and what to do if your child exhibits these signs.

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