C0NCERNED YOUR CHILD ISN'T MEETING THE MILEST0NES?
Every student is unique and will progress differently. However, if you have concerns about your child's reading progress don't delay in seeking answers and help.
Remember that with the right support and enough practice, nearly every child can learn to read well. If your child is not meeting the literacy milestones for their grade-level, talk to their teacher about your concerns and ask about additional resources that may be available through your school.
“1 in 5 kids in the U.S. struggle with issues related to reading, writing, math, focus and organization. These kids with learning issues are as smart as their peers, but too many aren’t getting the support they need to succeed.”
– National Centers for Learning Disabilities
It is estimated that as much as 20% of the population experiences some reading disability. When children are in Kindergarten, it can be difficult to tease out whether they will eventually catch on or if they are truly facing a disability. There are some telltale signs that a trained educator or specialist can detect.
Some students have not had effective reading instruction. Other children have not had adequate exposure to reading before Kindergarten, while some children may have a reading disability, such as dyslexia, which makes reading very challenging. There are some children who face all of these scenarios combined!
The good news is that children can overcome their difficulties with the right support from trained educators and specialists. Reading disabilities are not related to a child’s intelligence.
WARNING SIGNS OF A CHILD WHO IS STRUGGLING WITH READING
GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS:
SCHEDULE A COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAM
THEIR STRENGTHS DEFINE THEM
KEEP READING: C0NTINUE TO BUILD THEIR READING SKILLS WITH PATIENCE
GET HELP SO0NER THAN LATER
CONCERNED YOUR CHILD MIGHT HAVE DYSLEXIA?
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability and causes difficulty with reading, writing, and spelling. Dyslexia is not a reflection of a child's intelligence. With proper support, dyslexic students can learn to read and do very well in school.