Podcast Season 2, Episode 42: Motivating Dyslexic Kids

Motivating Dyslexic Kids is much like motivating any child!


Before watching or listening to this episode, be sure you have seen/heard the previous episodes:


Motivation Killers


Motivation: Focus on the Relationship


Motivational Autonomy


Motivational Reading


Motivational Writing


Motivational Outings: Zoo


Motivational Modeling


Motivational Problem Solving


If you want to motivate your dyslexic kid to work on academic skills that they are struggling with, be sure to have conversations.  In these conversations listen way more than you speak.  Be curious and ask lots of questions. Get to know your child’s hopes, dreams, and concerns.  Find out why they choose to do some things and resist doing others.  Collaborate with them to come up with a plan that will work well for them!


If you find yourself forcing your child to engage in tutoring, or to do homework, step back and start trusting your child.  Use those conversations to decide on an approach that will work.  Trust that your child does want to do well!


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