A Parents' Guide
to Dyslexia in Children

Dyslexia in children can be very difficult to tackle. The best course of action needs to be determined and agreed by you and their teachers. This section will help you get a clearer idea of how dyslexia affects your child. You can then create a focused action plan for your son or daughter’s development.

Is my child dyslexic?

This can be a very scary question to have to ask yourself. Noticing that your son or daughter is struggling in school can cause a great deal of anxiety. If you are concerned that your child may have dyslexia you need to think logically and take positive action. Click here for Is My Child Dyslexic?


Make a personal assessment:

Once you have spoken to the child’s teachers and possibly a dyslexia specialist you may want to make your own assessment. Taking the time to understand how dyslexia specifically affects your child can help you to understand how to help them. Click here for a guide for assessing your child’s dyslexia.

Tutoring your child yourself:

Assessment and private tuition can be very expensive and difficult for a lot of families to afford. However there is no reason why you should not tutor your child yourself. Even if you can afford private help you should still try to give your child some extra support. Click here for Guidance for tutoring your child at home.



Dyslexia is challenging for both parent and child. However as a parent you need to be strong, clear minded and focused towards helping them develop. Please keep in mind that functional literacy is achievable for most people with dyslexia. You need to help your child to achieve and get the most out of life. The more you put in, the more your child will benefit.

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