Improving Self Confidence of a Dyslexic Child

I have been working with many children with different level of learning difficulties. They are between the age of 5 to 8 years old. Most of them have very low self confidence and behavioral problems. I’ve discovered beside encouragement and motivation (which are very important), there are other practical ways we could apply to help these children to build on their self confidence. Hope you find the article below useful for your pursuit to make a difference to your child or other children with learning difficulties.

Ways to improve a dyslexic childʼs self confidence

by Phoebe L


Self-confidence is having confidence and being sure of oneself own value and abilities. In view of the difficulties a dyslexic child maybe experiencing peer pressure and familyʼs expectation on him/herself, a dyslexia child usually has low self confidence instead.

In order to help the dyslexic child to overcome their difficulties, firstly we need to help him/her to build a basic foundation to be secured and have self confidence.

A dyslexic child needs to be accepted as who he/she is. Itʼs important that adults i.e. parents, care taker and teachers who are in direct contact daily with the child need to be positive, encouraging in words and actions.

The followings are some of the ways the adults could help to improve a dyslexic childʼs self confidence: Read More

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Holistic Approach to Neuro Development & Learning Efficiency (HANDLE) provides an effective, non-drug alternative for identifying and treating most neurodevelopmental disorders across the lifespan including individuals diagnosed with: brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity, learning disabilities including dyslexia, Tourette’s syndrome, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, CHARGE and other rare syndromes.

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