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What To Do?

What do you do if you suspect that your child has dyslexia?
 
1. Inform Yourself

Review the Warning Signs of Dyslexia to see if your child fits the profile


Look at these videos from Bright Solutions for Dyslexia for more information on dyslexia.

 
2. Don't Wait!
If many of the signs of dyslexia are present, then waiting is the worst thing you can do.  The sooner it is caught, the better.

You can have your child tested through a psychologist, or have your child screened specifically for dyslexia.  Click here to find out which option is best for you.
 
 

3. Remediate

Orton-Gillingham based approaches are researched and proven methods to help teach children and adults with dyslexia how to read and write.  Here is an information sheet on Orton-Gillingham based approaches from The International Dyslexia Association.
There are several Orton-Gillingham based programs available.  The Open Door Educational Services uses The Barton Reading & Spelling SystemIt is highly effective, and is supported by scientific, independent, replicated reading research.
 
4. Accommodate

While receiving remediation, it will be necessary for your child to receive accommodationsAccommodations are equivalent to using a flutter-board.  Not only will it help your child get to where he/she needs to go, but it will help him not to sink while learning to swim.