Children with Dyslexia
Does your child struggle with reading and writing for their age? Has your child been assessed for dyslexia? There are many evidence based strategies now to help your child focus on areas that are difficult and help them learn better.
What can you do as a parent? The Dyslexia Association of Ireland run workshops with advice for parents which you might find useful.
There are many apps for example, one that DAI recommends is Dyslexia Quest (iPad).
The games in Dyslexia Quest help test and build memory, as well as learning skills. The app, which was developed and tested at the Bristol Dyslexia Center in the UK, specifically assesses working memory, phonological awareness, processing speed, visual memory, auditory memory and sequencing skills.
There are three age ranges: 7-10 years, 11-16 years, and 17 and older.
This app costs €9.99 to download from the iStore.
One very helpful computer skill for those with dyslexia is learning to type. It can improve confidence and pride in work when your child can see how professional their work can look. Your child can learn from fun computer courses designed for children with dyslexia, eg ‘Nessy Fingers’. Click here for Dublin distributors.
Specialist one-to-one tuition in your home is available from a tutor registered with the Dyslexia Association of Ireland. Please call 086 1927 260 for more information.