She’s Smart – Words of Affirmation

In this blog post we’re looking at how important the words of affirmation and encouragement that parents and teachers speak are to a dyslexic child. Laura Schifter tells of how she would sit and read with her sisters and prefer the pictures stories because she couldn’t read the words so well. She would sometimes memorise the stories and pretend to read them. Her peers laughed at her when she tried to read out loud at school and eventually she was assessed for dyslexia.