Closed Captioning is Great for Children with Dyslexia

Closed Captioning is not just for those of us who can’t understand foreign accents while watching a movie.

As a family, we love to watch movies on the weekends.  A few years ago we decided to add closed captioning while watching Pirates of the Caribbean.  It was after our son’s recent dyslexia diagnosis and we were looking for ways to let him make the visual and auditory connection (without him knowing we were have a teachable moment). It worked!

Here is the ultimate gift of having a child with dyslexia: our entire family benefits.  Our middle child was able to see the words on the television screen and inevitably starts reading along (silently).

As a parent of a child with dyslexia, I am constantly searching for ways to help my child succeed.  I love sharing suggestions that work for our son and family. If you think this suggestion might help a child in our life, please share, tweet or Facebook it!

Stay tuned for updates to my Dys~lexia page on my home page!



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