Dyslexia Tutor

According to the International Dyslexia Association, “dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.” 

In other words, some children have a brain difference that results in difficulty with reading and spelling. Dyslexia has absolutely nothing to do with a child’s intelligence – just their learning style. Traditional, current approaches to teaching reading and spelling are not wrong, but they may not be effective for children with dyslexia.

As a teacher or dyslexia tutor, parents typically reach out to me for advice when their child’s progress in school slows down or ‘hits a wall.’ For many children this happens around grade three. Many, but not all, of my students have a diagnosed learning difference. My strongest advice for parents is not to “wait and see” if your child will outgrow reading and spelling challenges. A reader who struggles in grade three is often a reader who continues to struggle in grade six. However, in grade six, the gap between your child and their peers has grown even larger. This is not to mention the impact that three years of struggles may have on your child’s self-esteem! My mantra is “Earlier is better.”
Dyslexic Child Writing Example