I was 8 years old when I was diagnosed as being Dyslexic. I am grateful how lucky I am to have had a really support. Now I speak 4 languages, I wrote a book in French and I am a public speaker in different fields.
What does it mean? Having dyslexia can be your super power!
For the last couple years, I have been talking with different parents who have dyslexic kids. Some of them have been worry about the future of their children. Why ? Having a child with dyslexia requires a lot of support, especially at the beginning.
How can we help kids with dyslexia?
The first step to unlocking dyslexic potential is understanding it.
Then, the attitude of parents and theirs teacher is very important. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Having dyslexia doesn't mean to have lower expectations in life. Whether dyslexic children think they can do or whether they think they can't , they are probably right.
One of the key to help a dyslexic student, its to realise that each dyslexic students is different.
Schools and teachers needs to be trained. Dyslexia is the mots common learning difference affecting between 10 - 20% of kids, which is a sizeable cohort in every class. Most teachers aren't trained in how to spot it or how to support it.
I can remember some my first teachers saying to my dad: " I need to work more, I am lazy"
I wasn't, I was the student working the most in the class.
For the last couple years, I worked with kids and adults who have dyslexia by helping them to learn French, English and how to be confident.