When it comes to learning, every child needs her own tool kit. The tool kit that standard learners carry around includes their skills for reading, spelling, and handwriting. But as you know, the dyslexic child is going to need a different set of tools.
There’s an existing legacy in which eye reading is considered to be the best way to learn, and consequently all children have to learn how to thrive in this system. Before you head into your child’s school and demand accommodations, you need to know what is available. Your child’s accommodation tool kit needs to support a learning environment that can change with the times and be adaptable. This means we need to look to digitization, using both hardware and software to accommodate dyslexic learners.
It’s important to look at your own anxieties about technology and figure out whether they have to do with your own nervousness about new things or whether they come from your child. Nine times out of ten, children are excited to try out new technologies, especially if a device gives children an opportunity to put down an unfair burden that they have been carrying. Familiarize yourself with the options listed here, and then make a list of the ones that you think will have to be included in your child’s IEP (Individualized Education Program). You can also begin to familiarize your child with these tools by starting to use them at home. That way, you’ll know which ones are the most successful before you begin to make requests from your school.