How To Help A Dyslexic Child Focus

My grandmother reached the grand age of 90. We had 70 years between us, yet she always gave me great words of wisdom. She used to say have ambition, have dreams. If you have a goal in life, you are more likely to achieve great thing. It is true, if you have a clear goal, a clear path to follow, then you are more likely to get your dream job or win at something.

The advice she gave me, was good for a dyslexic child. As a child I was chaotic, I struggled to focus. My little girl who also has dyslexia is like this too. She becomes disinterested in learning new skills such as riding a bike, if she is unable to them first time. To be good at things takes practice and determination. I found that best way to teach her was to break goals down into manageable chunks, in the form of a "Goal Ladder".

Goal Ladder Card

The Mooki Cards contain a “Goal Ladder” card. To help dyslexic children focus and work towards goals. Use the card below on your phone or tablet for free!

This card is based on scientific research, on "Setting Measurable Goals with Young People".

Set Measurable Goals

  • Life goals are important for any child to have. They help to motivate the child. By helping them see that small actions, can contribute to achieving something bigger.
  • People who set life goals and achieve them, are more likely to have a more positive outlook on life. Developing better self-confidence and a higher self-esteem.
  • A child has to believe the goals are achievable and willing to commit to the work needed to achieve them. This can be done by breaking the goal down into smaller, more manageable chunks, by doing a "Goal Ladder".  

Learn more about the, "Psychology of Goal Setting".

Motivate & Focus on Goals

Tops Tips from Dyslexic Mum

Hobbies - Start using the "Goal Ladder". At first work towards the child learning something small that they enjoy, such as a new hobby. It could be learning Tennis or Painting.

Praise - Build the child's confidence by giving them lots of praise, every-time they achieve a step on the goal ladder. The child could work towards a reward if they achieve their goal. Such a treat day out, or you could hold a mini award ceremony with homemade medals.

Life Goals - Larger life goals, such as future jobs are important for a child to have. Avoid overwhelming the child by planning too far into the future. Instead work towards small goals. If they want to become a Doctor, could they first learn all the names of body parts.

All the cards are available as part of a "Mooki Cards". Complete with 56 cards and storage wallet. Perfect for using at home or in the classroom. Order your "Mooki Cards" here!

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