Dyslexia is not a new problem with kids. It has been there
for a long time and it is only but great that parents and teachers are now
increasingly becoming aware of it. This is great for the betterment for the
affected kids as they get a chance to excel in studies along with their kids
of their age. After you learn about the signs and symptoms of dyslexia in a child and if you observe such signs in your child, you need to confirm with by consulting an expert on such issues. Early intervention and right management is extremely important for helping dyslexic kids to excel.
Today we come across a lot of dyslexic children. Contrary to
the apparent belief that the number of dyslexic children has risen in the past
few years, the actual fact is that the parents are now increasingly becoming
aware that children are indeed suffering from this problem.
As they coming out and seeking professional help for their
kids, we get to know of more cases and this has in fact helped in further
research and the affected kids too are getting the much needed opportunity to
lead a normal life. The best part is that they are getting better treatment
In the earlier years, parents were unable to identify that
their kids are suffering from dyslexia
due to lack of awareness and in some cases it was seen that the kids too
naturally outgrew the problems at a much later stage in their lives. But today since
we are able to identify this as a serious problem, we are better able to say
whether the kid is indeed suffering from dyslexia.
Observation is the Only
There are a number of ways by which you can determine
whether the child
is having dyslexia. For this you need to be a keen observer and interact
with the child on a regular basis. As you study the behaviour, you will get to
notice the behavioral discrepancies in a better way.
It is the parent who usually gets to notice the abnormal
behavior, but often the teachers are the first ones who get to notice that
something is amiss in the kid. This is because, the kid who is suffering from
dyslexia is often found to have a normal behaviour
otherwise, and only when they are engaged in learning
that you get to notice that they are unable to coordinate their letters and
numbers. They also show that they have a problem with directions and get
confused when asked to follow a set of instructions.
How Would You Mark Dyslexia?
The first thing to note is whether the kid’s
behaviour is in accordance to his age. This means that whether the kid is
undergoing slow development. It is further important to note that developmental
delay must not be equated with dyslexia. In situations where you are confused
in identifying the two, it is advisable to seek professional help. It is rather
easy to note the difference when you find that your kid’s behaviour is markedly
different from the other kids of his age.
Once you are ascertained that your child is suffering
from dyslexia you are not only required to go for expert advice, but it is
equally important that you ensure the child does not get cut off or alienated
from the world around him. In most of the dyslexic cases it is found that the
child is made to feel that he is seriously lacking something and this leads to
a gradual and acute lack of self esteem that is extremely dangerous for the
future development of the child. So all possible efforts must be made to reach
out to the child and make him feel wanted and loved.
What Should You Do to Find if Your
Child is Dyslexic?