As a parent, it’s easy to feel alone when you’re struggling to get the support your dyslexic child needs. The questions can seem overwhelming: Where do I go for help? How do I get a diagnosis? Should I consider a different school? What reading programs work best? Will my child ever read? Will my child be able to go to college?
You’ve come to the right place. In this section of the website you’ll find a wealth of resources from experts; stories from others parents; and tools you can use to help set your children the best possible path. You’ll also discover that you are far from alone.
You see your child trying to read but unable to do so; it breaks your heart, and you want to do everything you can to make a real difference. Your goal is to help, and that often begins with talking to the school. Here are some tips to help you prepare.Read More
As a parent navigating dyslexia diagnosis and treatment for your child, you’ll want to become fluent in terminology school administrators and medical professionals use.Read More
Luckily, parents can play an active role in the early identification of a reading problem. All that is required is an observant parent who knows what she is looking for and who is willing to spend time with her child listening to him speak and read.
Advice for Parents
In this powerful video, YCDC Co-Director Dr. Sally Shaywitz, author of Overcoming Dyslexia 2nd Edition shares practical tips for helping your dyslexic child.
Note: this material may not be used or separated into segments without the permission of Dr. Sally ShaywitzLearn More
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