What to do if your child is struggling with dyslexia

Educate your child with this easy guide.

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Your child’s learning difficulties may be due to a number of different factors.

For example, it could be that your child doesn’t read well enough, they don’t understand letters, or they may be struggling with the idea of words.

If your child does have dyslexic tendencies, they may struggle with reading letters or even words.

The diagnosis of dyslexism can be made by a specialist, such as a teacher or psychologist, who uses tests or behaviour therapy.

You may need to ask your child’s teachers, or the school’s headteacher to check that their childrens learning is improving.

You can ask your GP or your childs school for a diagnosis of ADHD if you don’t know.

You can also get advice from the National Dyslexia Association.

The National Dyslextheist Association has a helpline on 1800 224 000.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Dyslexia Hotline on 1800 228 788.