If you know – or suspect – that your child has dyslexia, it’s important to realize that there is an array of options available to support your child. While many of those options are mandated to be available at school, online dyslexia programs can dramatically improve your neurodiverse child’s chances at overcoming the challenges that dyslexia can cause.
The Benefits of Online Dyslexia Programs
One of the many things that Covid revealed is that virtual isn’t necessarily a bad thing. When things are convenient and accessible, they can be easier to utilize – and that’s certainly true for online dyslexia programs.
- Accessibility: It doesn’t matter where you are – online dyslexia programs, such as Dyslexia on Demand, are available for you anywhere you have an internet connection. No more worrying about finding someone in your area, Dyslexia on Demand will connect your child with the best dyslexia therapists available.
- Individualized Program: Most online dyslexia programs offer a program tailored for your child’s specific needs and challenges.
- Scheduling on your terms: Online dyslexia programs can often offer greater flexibility than traditional in-person options. Finding a schedule that works for you and your family is easier.
- Less hassle, more learning: Getting kids to and from school as well as to and from all their other activities can be complicated at best. An online program means you don’t have to worry about transportation to another activity.
- Comfortable surroundings: Most children enrolled in an online program are meeting with their dyslexia therapist via video conference from home, where they are comfortable and relaxed.
Not All Online Dyslexia Programs Are Same
A simple Google search is all it takes to realize that there are dozens of programs – many of which are available online — that purport to support children with dyslexia. Dyslexia tutoring and dyslexia therapy are two different approaches. While dyslexia tutoring may help in the short term, dyslexia therapy offers the best opportunity for long-term learning success. That success happens for several reasons:
Comprehensive solution: Dyslexia therapy is a holistic approach that will conquer your child’s academic obstacles with evidence-based strategies.
The right program for your child: Take Flight is an Orton-Gillingham dyslexia therapy program that was designed not just to improve reading fluency, comprehension and word recognition, but also to help children move from their dyslexia therapy sessions to learning outside of the therapy environment.
Highly trained therapists: Certified Academic Language Therapists are highly trained professionals who have dedicated their lives to helping children overcome their learning differences. These are the only individuals hired at Dyslexia On Demand.
Parents as partners: At Dyslexia on Demand, we view parents as partners in their child’s success. As such, we’ll provide step-by-step guidance to empower you to help your child at home.
What Else You Should Know About Online Dyslexia Programs
If you are ready to give your child the skills they need to overcome dyslexia, Dyslexia on Demand is one of the leading online dyslexia programs in the country.
- Our program is designed for children ages seven and older.
- Dyslexia on Demand therapists use a two-year curriculum.
- All instruction is individualized to support the unique profile of each student.
- The goal of therapy is to create new neural pathways needed to “retrain the brain” so that the dyslexic brain is operating most similarly to a neurotypical reading brain
- Dyslexia’s learning challenges may lead to mental health challenges such as anxiety and stress. Mental Healing on Demand will give your child coping strategies that will serve them throughout their lives.
- A norm-referenced baseline assessment will be required and provided through Dyslexia On Demand. This valuable information will be used to individualize instruction and prove standard score growth. This testing can be invaluable as an additional resource in their educational environment.
For more information about neurodivergent learning and online dyslexia programs, reach out to schedule a free consultation.