First of all I just want to make it clear that there are many parents in this boat. So you are not a bad parent and you shouldn’t feel guilty or ashamed if you are here. Plus the fact because you are here (and seeking help) shows you are a caring, proactive parent and that’s just what your dyslexic child needs.
Here are Gibby’s top three recommendations for you.
I created the podcast to create a community of kick-ass dyslexics to show episode by episode that there are many ways to succeed as a person with dyslexia. It’s really helpful to hear people from all walks of life talk about how their dyslexia has and continues to help them be successful (whatever that looks like for them). Depending on how old your child is many parents enjoy listening to the episodes with their dyslexic son or daughter. Since parents make up a large portion of the audience I begun a series chatting with parents of dyslexic kids. Those conversations are episodes 57,58,60,63,64.
- Join your states Decoding Dyslexia Chapter.
Decoding Dyslexia is a parents led grassroots organization that is focusing on empowering families with dyslexia children as well as increasing access for educational interventions for dyslexics in public schools. While each chapter varies from state to state it’s a great place to find like-minded parents who are in a similar situation to yourself. Here is a list of the chapters for each state.
- My Child Has Dyslexia And It’s Scary: A live webinar focusing on how to parent a dyslexic child and decreasing the overwhelm and fear of the situation.
Since many parents were reaching out to Gibby in this exact same situation she created a webinar on the topic. This is a two-hour live webinar (all you need is internet access to join me in my corner of the world from yours). Visit this page for all the details and to see when the next one on this topic is.