Mrs. White's Dyslexia Newsletter

MTA-Multisensory Teaching Approach

Dear Parents,

Welcome back everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful summer! Now it’s back to school, routines, and MTA!

We have gotten off to a great start so far this year! I was so excited to see your kiddos again as we jumped right back into the MTA curriculum. We picked up right where we left off at the end of the year, with a little review as well. Your kids have done such a great job remembering all the concepts we’ve learned. I’m so proud!

The beginning of the year can be a bit overwhelming and stressful, so please continue to be patient with your kids. I know that homework can make for a very long afternoon/evening, so hang in there. Your kids are so smart and they want to be successful! So, let’s do all we can as a team to help them be just that!

I am excited about this year! Please contact me anytime!!!


Melanie White

Let’s Talk About Self-Esteem

Students with dyslexia may face challenges emotionally as well as academically. Unwavering support and acceptance from a parent is critical. Encouragement and support in developing special talents not related to reading can help build confidence and self-image, which often carries over into overall performance. Be specific in setting realistic goals and confront problems honestly. Confidence and self-esteem develop from real, tangible successes. Honest praise for hard work, persistence, willingness to ask for help, and accepting and learning from mistakes will emphasize the importance of traits and attitudes that can lead to long-term success.

Parent Tips of the Month

· Develop an on-going communication system between home and school.

· Designate a time and place for homework.

· Act as liaison between school and child, adding the positive dimension for both.