Are Children with Dyslexia Just Lazy? or Is There A Permanent Cure for Dyslexia?
Teachers might be inclined to think a child isn’t trying and parents may not know enough about dyslexia themselves and may agree with the teacher. It’s up to both teachers and parents to monitor and assess for a learning disability. Teachers have a variety of best practices to use in the classroom to monitor as well as guide parents at home. If the child continues to struggle then it’s time for a deeper look by the school psychologist and the child’s doctor and/or other professionals. The key is early detection. There are intervention processes for a child diagnosed as dyslexic and the earlier they are implemented in school, the more the success for the child. There may be other issues at play such as behavioral, physical such as visual acuity, or nutrition. Do they need glasses, are they hearing okay, and/or are they getting proper nutrition and rest? Parents are the ‘first responders’ to their child’s needs, so when in doubt consult with professionals and the academic teachers. Is there a permanent ‘cure’ for Dyslexia? The words permanent cure doesn’t align with dyslexia. There is no ‘cure’ for dyslexia, it’s with the individual for life. There are, however, treatments, or a better reference would be ‘interventions.’ A dyslexic can learn alternate learning methods that allow them to be just as successful as non-dyslexics. Research the Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes® and Orton-Gillingham tutoring programs. Many school systems use a language program called the Wilson program for reading. Check the schools in your area. Contact the International Dyslexia Association for more insight and guidance.
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