One in five children in the UK have difficulties with reading and writing, which is why it’s worth knowing that it’s National Dyslexia Week (8 -14th October). If you have a child with Dyslexia or a child who is struggling it’s likely you’ll hear a familiar bell ringing with the results of a new survey released by the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust. The survey has revealed the top 5 stresses for families living with Dyslexia.
- Parents feel guilty because they want to do what best for child but not always sure making right choices.
- Parents feel isolated and do not know who to turn to for reliable advice and information.
- Parents feeling guilty because they want to help their children with reading and writing but get frustrated or struggle themselves.
- Impact on family with siblings resenting amount of attention given to child with Dyslexia.
- Mums finding it hard to get partner to talk about child’s dyslexia.
What parents say they yearn for is information, resources and support, which isn’t always readily available from schools. And while the internet is rife with advice sometimes someone who has been there and done that is a better helping hand. And this is where the Parents Champions can help. Run by the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust Parents Champions offers an independent support network for parents who have children with Dyslexia. Run by parents who understand the challenges, they can offer support to you and others within your local community.
To show you how effective this help can be Parents Champions will be running a series of information sessions for parents and carers at locations across the country for National Dyslexia Week. Sessions will be in Hull, Scarborough, Wilmslow, London, Bath, Chelmsford, Nottingham, Knaresborough, Bristol, Chippenham, Haywards Heath, Tonbridge, Winchester. To find your nearest course go to: Parents Champions.
If you have a child with dyslexia do tell us your best sources of information and help.