Is My Child Dyslexic?
The Scary Question

It can be hard to face the question, is my child dyslexic? Nevertheless it's not a good idea to ignore the signs. You need to look for all the information and support available. The more help you can give your child the easier it will be for them.

Noticing the problem:

If you are reading this it is likely you have noticed some of the early tell-tale signs of dyslexia. At this stage you may be considering the possibility that your child is dyslexic?

The best thing to do is to take control of the situation. Don't ignore the problem and hope it works itself out in time. The more help you can give them early on the better.


Talk to their teacher:

The first thing to do is to have a one to one talk with your child's teacher. It’s important to flag up your concerns as early as possible.

Ask them:

  • What general support does the school offer?
  • What specific help will your child receive e.g. one to one support?
  • How can you help them at home?

Take action yourself:

You may not be a teacher but you can still help your son or daughter to learn to read and write. The more one to one help you give them now the easier it will be for them in the future. For a guide to tutoring your child at home click here.

Find a specialist teacher:

Of course, if you can afford a specialist dyslexia teacher this will be the most comprehensive way of tackling your child’s problems. If it turns out your child has a different learning difficulty the specialist will be able to refer you to the right course of action. Click here to find a specialist teacher in your area.


Overcoming dyslexia on a tight budget:

Unfortunately you may not be able to afford a specialist teacher, which can feel very unfair. However this is why we created this website. It has loads of strategies to help your child improve their literacy skills. Please take advantage of all the useful and FREE information we have to offer.


It can be the start of very challenging times when you first have to ask yourself, is my child dyslexic? However please remember that you can help them to overcome their literacy problems. You are the most qualified person to give them the emotional support and encouragement they need.

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