How to Teach Someone with Dyslexia How to Read

Have you ever dealt with teaching a person with dyslexia how to read? It is not easy in the slightest. Dyslexia is a “general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that does not affect general intelligence.” When someone is learning how to read, while dealing with dyslexia, it can be very hard. 

How to Teach Someone with Dyslexia to Read

Extra Instruction

Have you ever thought about asking someone else to teach your kiddos with this process? Dyslexia and learning to read sometimes requires a special person. If you’ve tried with your child and they aren’t progressing, sometimes asking for help is one of the best things you can do! 

Build Phonological Awareness

Another way to teach someone with dyslexia how to read is to build up their phonological awareness. While this isn’t always easy, it may just work for your child. The foundation of reading starts with phonological awareness. This could be a long process, but the extra work is critical to someone dealing with dyslexia.

Multisensory Techniques

Have you tried everything to get your dyslexic child to read? Perhaps multisensory techniques are just what you’ve been looking for. In case you don’t know what this is, it’s helping your child to understand the process of reading. They may write letters in shaving cream or even in the air. Sand is also a great technique to use when helping a dyslexic child to read and process letters. 

Communicate with Your Child

When it comes to dyslexia and your child, communication is a big one. They may not understand WHY they are suffering with reading. Honestly, it’s hard for the adult and the child to understand when someone struggles with reading due to dyslexia. 

The best thing you can do is communicate with your child and the teachers. You are their biggest advocate, so don’t give up. Them learning how to read is a big deal. 

Keep the Program Rigorous

I think it’s important to note that dyslexia is hard to understand. One thing that is understood is that once progress is being made, you don’t want to delay the process. Stay encouraged, but also keep the program rigorous. You don’t want to study for a few weeks and then slacking off. You want to keep the progress moving forward as possible. 

Teaching a child or someone with dyslexia how to read is not a walk in the park. There are long days and moments associated with this process. I’d love to hear your tips on how you have taught someone how to read with dyslexia?

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Madreen Karle and Meeghan Karle Mousaw
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle's Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle's Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created "sunshine moments" to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.

Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 7 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.

The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets. Over the last 7 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.