DYSLEXIA Hacks for Kids

10 Hacks for Home

  • Use Notes and Lists: See it, Say it, Write it, Review it
  • Keep a bulletin board w/ pictures of chores, activities, and events
  • Keep a virtual assistant at the ready
  • Maintain a simple routine to ensure your mind-body balance
  • YouTube – This is an incredible resource for learning
  • Audiobooks – Read and reread favorites and follow with finger
  • Ask loved ones to help by choosing fewer words and being deliberate when sharing important information
  • Plan for word rest with a daily quiet hour – Dyslexia is a processing disorder too many words can be overwhelming
  • Ask for time to process important or difficult conversations
  • Give GRACE to yourself and others – Give:  Respect, Admiration, Courtesy, and Empathy

10 Hacks for School

  • Use Assistive Technology
  • Rely on your strengths
  • Keep a virtual assistant at the ready
  • Use a fidget and chew gum to assist with focus
  • Be open about your dyslexia, share, and invite help
  • Know the accommodations that work for you and use them
  • Use pictures versus words to label folders as an organization tool
  • To keep track of left and right, know your left-hand makes an L
  • Use visuals and diagrams whenever possible to help you study
  • Always ask for audiobooks and finger follow or use a ruler to help you track the words