One of the biggest problems when dealing with Dyslexia is convincing the child who has been diagnosed that the problems are not rooted in that child being stupid but rather it is a problem they cannot overcome without help and that IQ is not a factor. Children who are fresh off a diagnosis of Dyslexia often feel as though they are the only people in the world who have the disorder and that it means the end of the world for them. Families and teachers of kids who have been diagnosed with Dyslexia need to make the children realize that there is treatment and that what they have isn’t so different that it needs to change their whole world.
Dyslexia is a learning disorder that can affect someoneâ€™s ability to read and write but it does not mean that they canâ€™t learn a way to do both as if nothing was wrong after a period of time. Unlike some learning disorders which are marginally treatable at best, Dyslexia treatment basically involves retraining your brain to do something, but it can be retrained. Dyslexia is not a life sentence the way its mathematical counterpart Dyscalculia is. Dyslexia can even be worked around even if you cannot completely retrain your brain by understand the context in which words are being used and therefore they can suss out the meaning and spelling of the word.
Children who are diagnosed with this particular disorder most of all need to know that they are not going to have to face it alone. They need to know that their family is going to be there with them, is willing to spend the time that needs to be spent in order to work around the problem and that they don’t think any less of the person with the disorder. This will go a long way in helping the child get over the initial shock and deal with the problem head on.