5 Things We Learned From Working With The Dyslexia Project
Mindbody is honored to be partnered with Association of Business Development’s Dyslexia Project and create a dialogue that could truly impact lives of those who struggle with dyslexia and the dyslexia community as a whole. Here are a few things we’ve learned and made possible by working with an organization that reaches tens of thousands of individuals, according to a press release.
1. Learn more about dyslexia
There are more than 8.1 million people with dyslexia in the United States alone. This disorder is thought to be a spectrum of similar skills. It starts in childhood and can last a lifetime. If you think your child, grandchild, sibling, or friend may be struggling with reading or writing, talk to a professional.
2. Dyslexia is not limited to the schools
If you send your child to school, you may have noticed that some students are a little behind when it comes to understanding what they are learning. Some children with dyslexia don’t fit the stereotype and do well in schools. Although, this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s anything to worry about.
3. Meet parents, teachers, and others in the community
Although there are many resources, it’s not always easy to find a network that specializes in education for dyslexic individuals and families.
4. Don’t give up
There is a set of beliefs and misconceptions that focus on the changes in a child’s education and the potential of a child who does not read well. There is so much more to this kid’s life.
5. Aspirations are high
The key to any success is never quitting and always having a positive outlook. One of the most powerful pieces of advice we learned during our conversation with the Dyslexia Project is that successes are also small steps.
Dyslexia is a constant work in progress and one can never be afraid to explore those other areas of the brain, like visual processing, emotional intelligence, and motor skills. You can never give up if you are confident in the fact that there are other strategies and opportunities in place that could very well help with your child’s education and behavior.