1. Which doctor should I consult for dyslexia?
You should consult a neurologist. 2. What is the prognosis of dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a lifelong condition. However, specialized help can lead to marked improvement in reading and understanding.
3. What can be done to prevent dyslexia?
One cannot prevent dyslexia. Dyslexia runs in families and therefore the affected families should make every effort to recognize existing problems early. Early intervention provides more favorable outcome. 4. How should parents deal with a dyslexic child?
The parents of children diagnosed with Dyslexia can support their children in every possible way. They can help them so that the children may grow up to have a career of their own and become independent. Here are some guidelines for the parents-
- Support your dyslexic child as early as possible. Work together with the teacher and counselor to understand the child’s problem and the role you can play in the child’s life.
- Ensure that your child gets the special treatment required for his/her special abilities. The child may be different but not unique. Help him/her to participate in normal class work and school activities. Do not let the child feel that he/she is different.
- Tell the child that his/her disabilities are not his/her fault and that he/she can do he/she wants, only some desires may take longer time to be fulfilled.
- Praise the child wherever you can, and yet make sure that the siblings do not feel jealous at the special treatment. Help the child to bond with the family.
- Teach the child to organize his/her own room, table, work and time.
- Encourage the child to develop hobbies and be like all other children.