Research into dyslexia has advanced further than research into other neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD. While this is exciting news, looking over studies can be a little overwhelming. This is why we are happy to have come across a piece which highlights some of the exciting new research being conducted. We heard it on Boston’s NPR news station, WBUR, and would like to share the key points of the program with you. We hope that you find this information as exciting as we do!
As you may know, October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting one in five children. Although common, dyslexia continues to be widely misunderstood, and many children who have it are not appropriately diagnosed and are not given fitting interventions. As this month is designed to bring awareness to this disorder, we thought that it would be the perfect time to share some information with you. Our hope is that this helps you learn a little bit more about this learning difference, and if you’re a parent who is concerned about your child’s reading difficulties, it inspires you to take the first step to getting him or her the support they need.
Children often treat reading outside of school like a chore, and as much as parents would love to hear their child say that reading is fun, most of the time fun and reading are not used in the same sentence. We’re here to help you change this. Below you’ll find seven ideas for making reading fun and for inspiring your growing reader to enjoy it more. These appeared in an issue of Scholastic’s Parent and Child magazine and we really like how simple and varied they are. Try a few of these in your home and enjoy discovering the fun of reading together with your reader! Come back and check our blog for future posts. Each month, we’ll explore one of these ideas in depth and include tips, tricks, links, and resources to help you try it out.