If you are a family member of a child with dyslexia and are searching for ways to support them, you are already involved. You are on the right track.
Listed, not in any specific order, is our advice to you:
- Learn as much as you can about dyslexia. See our resources tab. It has been our experience that well intentioned educators and reading specialists do not always know enough about dyslexia and how to effectively teach students with dyslexia. You will need to arm yourself with the data to support your child's needs in school.
- Join the NH chapter of the International Dyslexia Association. It is not very expensive for parents and you will receive updated pertinent information and local educational opportunities.
- Always remember that your child's self esteem is the most important thing, and with that intact at the end of his or her schooling, they can achieve whatever they want.
- Connect with other parents in your area who are on a similar path. This can be very powerful and you can learn from each other.
- Stay positive. You will be your child's advocate for a long time and they need to know that you believe in them, even if the school system is not accommodating.