One of the elements that dyslexia tutors focus on with their dyslexic students is the plural form. Dyslexia can make it difficult to distinguish between a singular word and a plural word. As a result, when you listen to a dyslexic individual read, you will often hear them leaving an “s” off of plural words when they say them. Occasionally, you may also hear them adding an “s” when there isn’t one present. However, in my experience as a dyslexia tutor, it is much more common for students to leave an “s” off of a word than to accidentally add one.
Dyslexia tutors help their students deal with this issue in several ways, and you can do this with a dyslexic child at home as well. First of all, make sure you point out the error when they make a mistake, and ask them to try reading it again. Typically, it is much more beneficial if you can help them correct their errors themselves, rather than simply giving them the answer. If they read the word incorrectly again, remind them of the “s” on the end of the word, and that they need to make sure that they pronounce that. You can also have them read the sentence again, emphasizing that the sentence does not necessarily make sense if they put a singular word there instead of a plural. By practicing these methods, you can help a child with dyslexia become more comfortable with plurals.