I believe it is best practice to provide explicit phonics instruction to children with dyslexia. However, I also believe it is best practice to teach them whole words first - or at least at the same time as teaching little pieces of words. Many children need the global view before making sense of parts of words.
Does your child struggle with learning due to dyslexia? It is estimated that around 15-20% of the population have dyslexia, meaning you are not alone. There is a way for your child to experience success and love learning!
How can I best help my dyslexic child? Experts agree that best practice for teaching dyslexic learners is to teach them via all their senses (multisensory teaching). This means using visuals, body movement, hands-on, and auditory elements in their learning.