How to spot, support & empower your dyslexic child.

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexic brains process information differently. This results in a pattern of strengths, like problem solving, creative thinking and seeing the big picture. Plus, challenges like spelling, reading, writing and rote learning.

Knowing how to spot, support and empower dyslexic thinking can transform the life of any dyslexic child.

How to spot it

Dyslexia can be identified at 5 years or earlier. The earlier it’s discovered and supported, the sooner dyslexic kids catch up and keep up.
A mismatch between what an individual seems capable of verbally and the written work they produce is a strong indicator of dyslexia.
The ‘label’ is vital for our understanding. Adjustments and accomodations that come with identification are crucial for our success.
You can spot dyslexia as much by the strengths as by the challenges. Dyslexic strengths are in high demand in today’s workplace.
4 in 5 dyslexics say knowing they were dyslexic helped them develop the perserverance to succeed. Identification is key to our self-esteem.

How to support it

Support dyslexic children with evidence-based, multi-sensory, interventions, like those shared in our free, online, training.
Positive praise is vital. Spot our strengths, whether it’s imagining, questioning, explaining and help us do lots of them.
Research shows that we are most motivated to improve when we hear negative and positive comments in a ratio of 1:5.
Technology is a game-changer. It can support us with our challenges and help us demonstrate all the brilliant things we know.
You can empower amazing dyslexic imaginations by typing, using speech to text, making videos, mind mapping and more.

How to empower it

Every dyslexic child has dyslexic strengths.
They’re the things we are naturally good at and love to do.
Finding our strengths is key to building self-esteem.
They lead us into jobs we love and lives that are fulfilling.
Empathy, Imagining, Making and more are all dyslexic strengths.

Get the facts

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Explain dyslexia to your child

Being dyslexic is a brilliant thing. After all, the inventor of the aeroplane was dyslexic. And the lightbulb! So are many xtraordinary writers, like Roald Dahl and Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants. It’s important to know that you’re dyslexic – it helps you to understand why some things come naturally and others are much harder.


When you’re Made By Dyslexia, your brain works differently, and that’s a good thing.
It means you are naturally good at lots of things (better than your friends who are not dyslexic).
But you might find certain things tricky in the classroom (more than your friends would).
The most important thing is to find what you’re good at – and do lots of it.
By focussing on your dyslexic strengths, you can and will go far!

Visit our kids page to find out more!

Grab a copy of ‘Xtraordinary People’ to read together!

This brilliant book will help you understand the 7 ‘Xtraordinary’ strengths that come with dyslexia. It’s a brilliant way to explain dyslexia to all kids.