November brings with it the season of gratitude and Thanksgiving, a perfect time to reflect on the extraordinary blessings of life, especially as we raise our neurodiverse children.
As we gather with our loved ones to give thanks, let's explore how you, as parents, can find and embrace gratitude in the little moments that make your journeys with your neurodiverse children truly special.
It’s time to unfold the truth. Dyslexic people are not absent-minded. As a person with Dyslexia, I can say that our memory is not as fine-tuned as non-dyslexic people. So, very often, it's hard for us to remember multiple tasks given. That's one of the first things I actually knew about Dyslexia before I even knew I was Dyslexic.
I was talking to another mom of a Dyslexic child, and we were comparing notes about our children. She said her daughter couldn't do three things. She would tell her daughter to go upstairs, brush her teeth, get dressed, and come back down. But her daughter would go downstairs and ask, “Mom, what did you want me to do?” This scenario is very common among Dyslexic people. So, I actually have a wonderful solution to start helping your child remember to do multiple tasks.
Reading stories to children with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia can be a powerful tool for enhancing their learning experience and expanding their vocabulary.
This approach not only helps them keep pace with their peers but also instills a deeper understanding of the lessons. On September 25, Math Storytelling Day celebrates the powerful impact of storytelling on neurodiverse kids.
There's a lot to get ready for this back-to-school season. For parents of learners struggling with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, and similar learning differences, extra effort is needed each year to deal with increased reading assignments, more challenging math problems, new teachers, or even an entirely new school as the student moves up in grade level.
Here are some tips to help your learner become more comfortable and successful in school:
1. Feelings of anxiety about returning to school are a common occurrence. It is important to talk to your learner and allow them to express how they are feeling and release their anxiety. Reassure your child that success is within reach and that you are always there to help.
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Jess Arce is a homeschool mom of four, a tutor for children & adults who struggle with Dyslexia & Dysgraphia and an all around entrepreneur. She is passionate about helping others understand dyslexia.