Parental Support for Dyslexia in Preschoolers
Parental support is essential for promoting resilient and successful outcomes among preschoolers with dyslexia. Studies have shown that children who receive a supportive educational environment and parental involvement are more likely to demonstrate positive academic performance, increased confidence, social engagement, executive functioning capabilities, etc. As a parent of a child who has been identified with dyslexia it is important to note that early intervention is key to helping your child succeed.
When it comes to making whole-school changes, there are numerous measures and tools that can be incorporated into the classroom setting to create an inclusive environment for all students. This includes using multisensory and visual approaches within the classroom when teaching language-based concepts, increased use of technology and assistive technologies for reading materials, providing age-appropriate accommodations such as additional time on assessments or exams, emphasizing the importance of mastery rather than speed when completing tasks/assignments etc. It is also important to ensure effective communication between teachers and parents by attending parent-teacher conferences or workshops on dyslexia where resources can be shared and discussed openly.
For home environments, parents should be encouraged to provide their own form of support by setting up a daily routine including ample time for practical activities such as games or physical activities. Additionally, parents should actively engage in reading activities with their children by providing multiple forms of material such as easy readers or audiobooks to help foster interest in literacy topics. Finally, by implementing positive reinforcement techniques through reward systems (praise words) when children make progress will help increase positive outcomes for preschoolers with dyslexia in both home and school environments overall.