H – Have conversations. Language builds comprehension.
A – A positive attitude nurtures change.
P – Play indoor games that build memory, concentration, and recall.
P – Play outside. Exercise and fresh air are brain-builders.
Y – You are your child’s first teacher.
N – Notice the world with your child and discuss. Build knowledge.
E – Each day is an opportunity to laugh and learn.
W – Words matter. Be encouraging and supportive.
Y – You are a model for your child. Make sure your child sees you reading.
E – Everyone has strengths. Know your child’s strengths and interests.
A – Anxiety is real. Practice stress-reduction techniques with your child. Breathe.
R – Read aloud to your child each day. It is the gift that keeps on giving.
Faith Borkowsky, Founder and Lead Educational Consultant of High Five Literacy and Academic Coaching, is a Certified Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner, is Orton-Gillingham trained, and has extensive training and experience in a number of other research-based, peer-reviewed programs that have produced positive gains for students with dyslexia, auditory processing disorder, ADD/ADHD, and a host of learning difficulties. Her book, Reading Intervention Behind School Walls: Why Your Child Continues to Struggle, is available on Amazon. See information on her book and an interview with Ms. Borkowsky at https://highfiveliteracy.com/book/