My son has dyslexia. His reading is pretty good, still has some issues with sounding out new words but this is getting better. He still has issues with spelling. I have been told that many children with dyslexia lack hemispheric brain dominance. If they are right handed they also need to be right eyed, right eared, and right footed. If they are not all right or all left that this causes neurological confusion. What is the best way to attain eye dominance? Should we occlude the eye we do not want to be dominant? And if we do, how many hours a day and for how long? Should it be everyday, etc?
First, let me say that the diagnosis of dyslexia is far less common than one might think. If you compare the characteristics of dyslexia with visual dysfunction, they are virtually the same. The only difference is in the extreme. True dyslexia is an extreme diagnosis of exclusion. Not only are dyslexic kids having extreme difficulty deciphering symbols, but in order to diagnosed dyslexia, all sensory and motor difficulties that can create the same characteristics of dyslexia must be assessed and treated if issues were found. With all that said, I'm not sure your child is dyslexic. Being dyslexic and reading pretty good, is a clear oxymoron. Additionally, I truly believe that dominance including eye dominance has little to no affect on reading skills. Further, creating dominance of any kind, is contrary to the support of normal development. There is no research that shows that dominance plays any role at all. Leave dominance alone and assess visual dysfunction.