Dyslexia can make education a challenging and often frustrating experience for children. It can prevent them from engaging with and enjoying their learning as much as they should. As a parent it can be very distressing watching your child encounter the frustrations that come with Dyslexia. The good news is that we can help with a programme of personalised Dyslexia tutoring tailored to the school's curriculum and the individual learning needs of your child.
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a neurological disorder which results in difficulty which affects literacy and numeracy making it hard to process letters and numbers. It is a neurobiological condition that is genetic in origin, inherited from one or both parents.
Learning challenges of Dyslexia
Symptoms of Dyslexia include slow reading, struggling to read out loud, problems spelling, mispronouncing names and words and recognising the phonemes of speech. It can lead to frustration and embarrassment, especially when the curriculum is not tailored to their needs.
Students with dyslexia often struggle to process words, sometimes causing letters in a word to get jumbled up- e.g. reading the word "left" as "felt". They may also find it difficult to retain the information they have read.
The biggest challenge faced by dyslexic students is engaging with their learning. Learning avoidance is a perfectly natural reaction to the challenges and frustrations of dyslexia. And this can be exacerbated when students don't get the proper support.
We’ve got the solution to helping your Dyslexic child with their schoolwork
If your child has been diagnosed with Dyslexia, the good news is that they can still enjoy academic success and achievement. It's simply a case of learning new strategies to process information more efficiently and increase their chances of retaining what they have learned.
1300 Hometutor give you access to experienced, qualified teachers who specialise in working with children with Dyslexia. Our friendly, patient and highly capable teachers visit the student at home, allowing them to study in an environment where they feel comfortable and confident.
Home visits are flexible to fit in with the busy schedules of children and parents alike. With a tailored approach to their teaching, our team deliver lessons which are built around their needs and not the needs of the 20-odd other kids in any given classroom.
Our home tutoring helps to demystify learning and arm young people with coping strategies to prevent them from despairing or feeling frustrated. As such, not only will your child find learning easier and more approachable, they'll grow in confidence and feel more engaged in and out of the classroom. This typically has a positive impact on the social and emotional aspects of your child's life.
Teaching strategies employed for students with Dyslexia include:
- A patient approach that gives praise and acknowledgement
- An approach to teaching that is attuned to their learning pace so that they never feel left behind
- No timed tests
- Dyslexia friendly materials and resources
- Emphasis on digital resources for students who struggle with handwriting
Your child's education is of paramount importance, so Book a Free Learning Assessment today and put your child on a path to success.