One of the joys of what I do is giving families hope and help for their children with dyslexia. I love writing and sharing as much information as I can to help you make an educated decision when it comes to dyslexia treatments. When I get excited about how I can help your child, I could write a book (and I have).
However, there are times when you simply want to read some quick tips to get ideas to help your child. I enjoy writing the quick tips blogs too, because I get to share quite a bit of information in a short space.
So here are seven quick tips for children with dyslexia.
1. Diet is everything, literally. Each bite your child puts in his mouth either helps his body and brain or hurts them. Make good choices, including plenty of protein, good fats, fruits, and vegetables. And don’t forget filtered water.
2. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store. The junk food is typically in the center, though in many stores the bakery is right inside the door. Those smells tempt you over and compel you to buy more. Be sure to give your child plenty of fresh, whole, real food. The building blocks of the brain are located in those berries, eggs, broccoli florets, and salmon fillets.
3. Exercise is vital to help your child’s body and brain connect. No, a Wii or other computer game doesn’t count. Your child needs at least 30 minutes of actual play (rough and tumble, we used to call it) most days of the week. Perhaps you can get together with some parents and plan outdoor play dates.
4. Keep in mind that most of the people you’ll come in contact with who are considered professionals have been trained in a specific way of looking at learning differences. Almost certainly, they have never heard of reversing dyslexia. What they say will come from that old paradigm, that outdated way of thinking. Don’t take them too seriously, but do make sure that they know you have been doing your research. I am in no way suggesting that you be rude or arrogant, just know that you are in charge. You have the final say when it comes to your child.
5. Your child’s reptilian brain must be quiet for her to learn anything at school. Make sure she feels safe and secure. Ensure that while at school, she feels that she can trust the adults around her. Take care of any problems quickly and effectively. Only then can she relax enough to learn.
6. If you decide to employ a tutor, make sure that he or she understands dyslexia and ways to help your child specifically. Every child with dyslexia is different, and every child learns differently independent of the dyslexia.
7. Consider Books Neural Therapy™, a neural repatterning technique that helps your child leave dyslexia behind. It is one of the few therapies that works with your child as a whole—his body, his mind, and his heart. It helps your child’s body and brain align so they can work together properly. It is also very effective in reversing dyslexia.
For more information about Books Neural Therapy™, please give me a call today. Together, we can make sure your child enjoys a bright future.