If you or your child have just been diagnosed with dyslexia, the first question you might ask is: “So now what?”
We’ve put together a list of online resources that can help guide you through the post-diagnosis phase. Ready? Let’s start the journey:
If you need some quick guidance on what to expect and what steps to take, have a look at this resource from Understood: My Child Was Just Diagnosed With Dyslexia. Now What?
The article takes the reader through ten steps on what to do after a child has been diagnosed with dyslexia. From exploring therapies to liaising with schools to how to talk to the child, the article provides concrete tips on these and more issues.
Your Next Steps
Written with the dyslexic individual in mind (rather than a parent of a dyslexic), this article from Healthline helps you take a look at your situation and offers ideas on how to move forward. The author proposes strategies for adults with dyslexia. We would also encourage our readers to contact their assessors, schools, and support groups to find out what resources are available to them. Read more: Treating and managing adult dyslexia and The Challenges Of Working From Home With Dyslexia — And What Can Be Done To Help
Early Intervention, Music & Learning Games
Now, this one is for parents: research suggests the earlier the intervention the better, this ensures your child gets the right support and confidence before the trauma of feeling behind at school can truly set in. – Read more Early Intervention for Dyslexia. Several studies suggest music can support several cognitive functions that include reading and writing, how fantastic is that! – Read more How Music Benefits Children with Dyslexia? Of course, there is overwhelming evidence for a multisensory approach to learning and the best of these is through learning games and no other programme has been tested as much as Orthograph. Built by neuroscientists, computer scientists and educational psychologists for inclusive education with dyslexics in mind. – Read more How do the Orthograph Learning Games Help Children with Dyslexia?
For a comprehensive guide on what to expect before, during, and after a dyslexia diagnosis, check out this great resource from Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan. The article walks you through what a dyslexia evaluation may consist of and describes what may be in a diagnostic report. You will also find practical advice on what questions to ask after a diagnosis has been made. Read more: What to Expect in a Dyslexia Evaluation.
Over To You
Have you or your child recently been through the process of a dyslexia evaluation? What steps did you take after the diagnosis? Feel free to share your experiences with other readers in the comments.