Discovering your child’s dyslexia is not always an easy task. Of course, their age and level of communication will determine just how difficult it is, but here are four ways to help determine if your child is dyslexic.
Take the ChromaGen Survey
One way to find out if your child is struggling with dyslexia is to have them take the 7 question survey on our website. When asking your child these questions, you will find out quickly and easily what has been bothering them without a struggle.
Keep in mind that this is a prequalifying survey, which is not intended to diagnose or treat dyslexia. However, by answering the questions as accurately as possible, you will be able to get the help your child needs much faster from an expert who works with the challenge at hand.
Talk to Your Child’s Teacher
Talking to your child’s teacher is a great way to come to an understanding that your child may be facing a challenge. Without communication, there is no way to see a signal that something needs to be evaluated further.
Many teachers interpret a student’s avoidance or lack of participation as being insubordinate when it’s being triggered by something else. When a student is being taught in a way that they don’t comprehend, it can be difficult to learn. This is why fatigue and dyslexia go hand in hand.
It just makes perfect sense that if a student doesn’t want to read, maybe they are frustrated by what they see, or in this case what they don’t see.
See a Reading Specialist
When your child is struggling with reading, it’s time to find out why. It may be that they need the evaluation and assistance of a reading specialist. Sometimes, special glasses or contact lenses aren’t enough.
To reinforce reading ability, it’s important that you and your child see a reading specialist. This often happens at schools that have resource rooms, where students can get help with reading, spelling, and grammar too. Using all of these tools collectively increases your child’s chances of reading better faster.
Observe Your Child While Reading
Everything listed here in this article is great for discovering if your child is struggling with dyslexia, but remember that you can easily watch your child read to see if they exhibit frustration while reading.
They may not, but the reality is that children who do struggle with it certainly experience frustration. So, if you have any doubt, give them a book to read and see how they react. Try doing homework with them and see if they are confused or become frustrated while working on it as well.