Can dyslexia be treated?

Yes!

How and to what extent is your choice.

 

Traditional Methods
Most traditional methods work on a “coping with dyslexia” strategy.  Therefore they are usually ongoing and run the risk of alienating your child.

 

Eye Correction Therapy
Treatment of dyslexia with eye correction therapy another way of getting to the root of dyslexia.  Treatment is quick – a mere 2 weeks, and does not have to be repeated, pricing is very reasonable compared to other options listed above, results are seen fast with many symptoms being eradicated altogether. A short period of remedial work such as tutoring may be desirable afterwards to enable catch up. Just like any other treatment option it would be crazy to suggest it worked for every person or to the same extent in each person. However a large proportion of times the results show as incredibly life changing and well well worth it.  Treatment that gets to the root of dyslexia enables your child to really release their potential and really shine.

 

Remedial in School
Many times the educational professionals have had little training on dyslexia and how to handle it as there is no legal requirement for this.  It is often felt that more teaching time put in, more time given or less work set is a good way to overcome the challenges of dyslexia.  To some extent this might lessen the pressure on your child, however it ultimately undermines their self-esteem and gives others the impression that your child’s IQ is low, when this is not the case.

 

One-to-one Tuition
Some parents have found that their child has made progress when they have used one-to-one tuition in subjects such as Maths & English.  When tuition is required on an ongoing basis it can become tiresome and result in your child feeling depressed.  It can eat into their out of school time and become a bit of a bind. However it is a relatively low cost option and you are at least doing something.

 

Utilising aids & assistive technology
Aids such as coloured overlays or paper, tinted or prism glasses, & laptops have been long connected with treating dyslexia, with varying effectiveness. With the rise of technology there have emerged a number of different software and gadgets to assist those with dyslexia, such as the widely known voice recognition software.  Learning how some of these work can be off-putting and some of them offer limited functionality.  As things progress these will inevitably need upgrading to newer versions.

Diet

A well maintained and regulated diet has been known to assist learning in all manner of situations.
Cutting excess sugars, starch, junk food, and ensuring enough fruit and vegetables are eaten has been known to sort behaviour issues and increase academic results. It can be increase in trickiness to implement such a change the older your child gets.

Brain Balancing/Training/Boosting

There are a quite a few different treatment programs that work on boosting, training and balancing the brain.  This type of program goes a stage further than simply handling the symptoms of dyslexia.  It attempts to get to the issue in the brain and rectify it there. The brain is remarkably malleable and studies show that this does not stop after leaving the educational system. Good results have been seen from these programs, which frequently stretch over 6-18 months.

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