Dyslexia - Topic Overview
How is it treated?
Treatment uses a number of
teaching methods to help your child read better. These methods include:
- Teaching how letters are linked to sounds to
- Having the child read aloud with a teacher's
- Teaching the child to listen to and repeat instructions.
United States law requires schools to set up a learning
plan to meet the needs of a child with dyslexia. This plan is called an
Individualized Education Program (IEP). You, your child's teachers, and other
school personnel will have a say in designing the plan. The plan is updated each year based on how well your
child is doing and what your child's needs are.
counseling usually are not a part of treatment for dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a lifelong problem, but early treatment during childhood can help.
Support from family, teachers, and friends is also important.
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