If your child has recently been diagnosed with dyslexia, you (and them!) probably have many concerns and questions about the learning disability- What is different about how dyslexics learn? What can I do, as a parent, to help them? Should we arrange a meeting with their school teachers? Many of these questions can be answered and addressed by a professional, but there are also many helpful applications catered toward young children available for your tablet or smartphone that can help your child understand dyslexia.

What is Dyslexia? is a free application for your iPhone or Apple product that tells the story of a dyslexic child through a video comic designed to help you and your child understand what the learning disability is exactly. The app also has all kinds of fun, kid-friendly features to help answer questions you may have concerning dyslexia. The app addresses common misconceptions about dyslexics, like being lazy or stupid, and stresses the simple facts about how dyslexics just think and learn a little differently. There are tips for parents about how to address the school setting as well as useful study tips, like color-coding the timetable. This app is a great supportive and informative tool for families or individuals hoping to clear up some of the confusion about dyslexia and more importantly, ease any discomfort of a child who is struggling with understanding what dyslexia is.

The app is available for free download here [2], at the App Store.