As many as 30 to 50 percent of kids with ADHD also have dyslexia. The statistic is much lower for kids with autism, but the chances of having dyslexia are greater with autism than for neurotypical kids. And, many kids with ADHD also struggle with reading in other ways, such as resistance due to overwhelm, problems tracking, and reading comprehension due to executive functioning deficits. Struggling with reading is very common for those with ADHD.
In light of that, what can parents do to keep struggling readers reading and help them develop these skills? And what other benefits does reading with your kids offer, outside of the skill of reading itself?
Experts recommend fostering a habit of reading from a very young age. They also recommend keeping kids reading, no matter what they read or even if it’s read aloud to them. That means your child doesn’t have to read chapter books, even if their peers are. They can read comics, magazines, poems, news articles, etc. And it counts if you read to them or use a tool like Bookshare to read aloud in sync. The goal is to keep them reading. Finding formats and subjects of interest to your child is a great way to do that.
That’s why I’ve partnered with in the book to bring you this giveaway. Personalized books are a great way to get younger kids interested in spending time reading. What kid wouldn’t be excited to see themselves in their storybook?
Get more ideas and insights:
- How to Help Children With Autism Engage in Reading
- Benefits of Reading to Childrenhttps://www.inthebook.com/en-us/blog/benefits-of-reading-to-children/
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