The summer vacation is almost over, and millions of kids and teenagers are about to return to school. As a dyslexic child, I remember these days to be very difficult.
The end of the summer break was a time when, on the one hand I could still smell Summer’s activities when my dyslexia and dysgraphia did not affect me, and on the other hand the clock was ticking in my head with alarming sound, saying, so and so days to school, so and so days back to facing my writing and reading limitations, or even more so, facing a new class and unfamiliar teachers.
I hope this short blog will help parents of kids and teenagers with dyslexia understand why this is a hard time for their dyslectic kid.
The summer vacation is almost over, and millions of kids and teenagers will start a new school after their summer activities.
It can be very hard for a kid with dyslexia or dysgraphia to start a new school since he is leaving his comfort zone where he is already familiar with the teachers and classmates.
I believe a student with dyslexia could see a change of school as an opportunity.
In order to make the most, the child and his parents need to sit down and perform a strings and weakness table. You can do it since you already have experience coping with dyslexia and dysgraphia.
The result of the strings and weakness table needs to be an action plan for the first month in school.
The action plan may include all aspects of being a student, for example:
• Social – Making new friends in school.
• Learning – what I need to do in order to succeed in class
• Technology – which assistive technology I need in order to cope with my dyslexia or dysgraphia