We are proud to announce that we reached our main goal in providing free resources for parents of dyslexic child

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Dyslexia is a difficulty in the acquisition of reading and writing that affects 10% of the population. The difficulties are lifelong, and there is a strong genetic component. This means that not only there are many dyslexic children, but also the main care providers, the parents, are often dyslexic too. 

Support for the dyslexic individual is very variable across Europe, with some countries supplying in-school provision, while in other places it is the parents who have to take responsibility for all support. Even where these is some form of school support, there is still the need to provide support at home, from helping with homework and organising school bags to direct help with literacy learning. To do this, the parents need to be empowered. 

Tips project aims to develop an accredited course for parents of dyslexic individuals, to provide information, support, guidance and resources. The course will be delivered through a combination of workshops and online e-learning. 

Tips project wants to complete this empowering process offering “tailor made” activities for parents. In this way parents and teachers will be two complementary actors working around the same core problem, sharing the same mission: “make easier the learning process for dyslexic child”.

We did it!

Now you can download, for free and in several languages (Italian, Turkish, Bulgarian, Polish, Romanian and Spanish), our e-book containing tips for parents of dyslexic child. Please help us fulfilling the evaluation form available on our main download page.

About Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a difficulty in the acquisition of accurate and fluent reading and writing skills that are neurological in origin. This problem, present in all languages and cultures, is estimated to affect 10% of the European population (data EDA - European Association of Dyslexia), equivalent to approximately 50 million subjects. Also other cognitive skills are interested by dyslexia such as memory, the ability to listen, taking- notes, organizing the work, managing the time.

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty. It is present at birth and can’t be cured. It affects both males and females and is not particular to any social group. Learners with dyslexia have specific problems in dealing with printed material. They may also have additional problems that will make learning and remembering more difficult.

It has been known about for more than 100 years, but the support of these individuals has been slow, especially in areas where parents have little role in the education of their children, and have a limited manner to voice their concerns. 

A number of different approaches have been tried to empower parents to teach and support their dyslexic children, including the provision of books and workshops.

However, there are difficulties that have, until now, not been overcome. These include the fact that dyslexia is a genetic, and therefore many parents are themselves dyslexic, making access to information in traditional book highly problematic.