Whether you're homeschooling your dyslexic child, or working with him or her after school, our programs are perfect. They require no training, they're easy to use, they're step-by-step, and, most importantly, they're effective.
Helping Your Dyslexic Child
Very often, parents believe they need professional help once they learn, or suspect, that their child has dyslexia (read more about dyslexia and the signs
of dyslexia). While it's true that the English language is
complicated with many rules, sounds and exceptions, our Orton-Gillingham based programs lay these out so that you would not require prior knowledge
(read more about the Orton-Gillingham Approach for dyslexia). The only requirement is that you should share
an accent with your child. This is because part of the Orton-Gillingham approach is
to teach phonemic awareness, which is to teach the small units of sound and how they
can become linked to form words. If you have a different accent from your child, the way you
pronounce phonemes may be different than the way your child pronounces them, which
is not ideal and can cause confusion.
Teaching your dyslexic child to read can be intimidating and may seem impossible, especially if you've tried other reading programs. However, it's actually optimal for a parent to teach their child, more so than a tutor or another professional. This is because you have more time to spend teaching your child, and, as been proven by studies, the faster an Orton-Gillingham program is implemented, the more effective it is. In addition, the more you learn about the sounds and rules, the more you will be able to help your child when he or she is reading.
It is important to know that our programs are to be done with you present. All exercises and games should be done with you sitting next to your child to provide help when needed. Often dyslexic children are already frustrated and not able to work independently. The only part of our programs, where a student should work on their own, is the dictations; this does not include the I Can Fly program for younger students since there are no dictations for this program.