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Tips for working closely with your child’s school


If your child has dyslexia, working closely with their school can make a big difference in their academic success. Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that affects reading and writing skills, and it can be challenging for both children and parents. However, with the right support and communication, parents can work with their child’s school to ensure that their child is receiving the best possible education. Here are some tips for working closely with your child’s school if your child has dyslexia.

1. Educate yourself about dyslexia

Before you start working with your child’s school, it’s important to educate yourself about dyslexia. This will help you understand your child’s challenges and needs, and it will also help you communicate effectively with the school. There are many resources available online, including websites, books, and support groups, that can provide you with information and guidance.

2. Build a positive relationship with your child’s teacher

Building a positive relationship with your child’s teacher is key to working closely with the school. Schedule a meeting with your child’s teacher to discuss your child’s dyslexia and how it affects their learning. Share any information you have about your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and ask the teacher for their input and suggestions. Be open and honest about your concerns, and work together to develop a plan for your child’s education.

3. Advocate for your child

As a parent, you are your child’s best advocate. If you feel that your child’s needs are not being met, speak up. Be respectful but assertive, and provide specific examples of your concerns. Ask for a meeting with the school’s administration if necessary, and bring any relevant documentation or research to support your case.

4. Stay Involved

Stay involved in your child’s education by attending parent-teacher meetings, and communicating regularly with your child’s teacher. Ask for updates on your child’s progress and any changes to their education plan. This will help you stay informed and ensure that your child is getting the support they need.

5. Provide support at home

Finally, provide support for your child at home. Read with your child every day, and encourage them to practice their reading and writing skills. Use assistive technologies, such as text-to-speech software or audiobooks, to help your child access information. Celebrate your child’s successes and encourage them to persevere through challenges.

Working closely with your child’s school can be challenging, but it’s worth the effort to ensure that your child is getting the education they deserve. By educating yourself, building a positive relationship with your child’s teacher, advocating for your child, staying involved, and providing support at home, you can help your child succeed despite their dyslexia.

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