Dyslexia can affect an individual to different degrees, varying from mild to very severe. Every dyslexic person’s experience is different, but there are proven ways to help. The effects of dyslexia can be alleviated by skilled specialist teaching. This uses multi-sensory, structured, cumulative methods of teaching and learning, and encourages the learner to develop ways of learning that work for him or her.
Because of the likelihood of dyslexic children experiencing failure in literacy tasks, it is important for them to have plenty of opportunities to do art, crafts, drama, and sports during their time at school, and possibly also as extra-curricular activities, as these may be the only areas in which they may excel and experience a feeling of satisfaction in learning. Teachers can help in the classroom by allowing dyslexic children to record learning in a variety of ways other than producing lengthy pieces of writing, as well as allowing use of the computer. Parents and teachers can also help by making sure that a dyslexic child is challenged at the appropriate level. Being dyslexic is not an excuse for not doing homework! Due to the associated difficulties with organization and working memory, dyslexic youngsters may also need support in study skills.
The UK NHS Website provides some information about ways in dyslexia can be managed.