How Do You
Treatment for dyslexia may involve specialized tutoring, assistive technology, and accommodations in the classroom or workplace. Early intervention is important for improving outcomes, as research has shown that children who receive early intervention for dyslexia have better long-term outcomes than those who do not. This is why it is so important for parents to be involved in their children’s progress in school. Just simply recognizing a young student struggling in reading can make a huge difference in their growth if an intervention plan was in place as early as possible. People need to have a basic understanding of vowels and consonants, and this is extremely important for those with dyslexia and is a prerequisite for learning what is called the six-syllable types. The six-syllable types helps readers know how to break down an unfamiliar word and hear a familiar word to recognize that it is a word they have said before.
The six-syllable types are:
Vowel pair syllables
When those light bulbs start to come on, reading becomes a little easier. My journey may involve my mom and me, but I am also a parent with a child who has dyslexia. Now that my daughter has the right accommodations in place with the appropriate learning plan, I have seen growth in her interest in reading. It is a beautiful thing to see. One thing that I recommend as a result of my experience is that finding a person’s interest in a topic helps give them the resources they need to keep them engaged and entertained.
It is important to remember that dyslexia is not a reflection of a person's intelligence or worth. With the right support and accommodations, individuals with dyslexia can achieve their goals and succeed in their personal and professional lives. It is also important for educators and employers to understand and accommodate individuals with dyslexia to ensure that they have equal access to education and employment opportunities.