According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities:
Some times I wonder if we read too much into what is going on with the boy. Last weekend we were struggling to help him with a studying for a test. I swore that he was unable to read. As it turns out he was unable to read my cursive (after continuously typing my handwriting is terrible). But still even words he has seen before, like stimuli, reactiveness, intervention, and pyschiatry. He struggled with pronunciation, definitions and appropriate usage.
Oddly enough, the grades and secondary are not really willing to test for dyslexia. I am not sure why that is. I had asked for it often enough. I think the one time in the grades I asked and was told, "No you moved him out of special ed english (remember cat, and and tv?) so he doesn't need to be tested for dyslexia. He's fine." This from a special ed teacher who later went after us in a very unprofessional manner. Bitch.
Anyhow, I have been thinking that we need to look at this as an option. I don't know if it will help the boy with his learning. I have NO clue what to do but there are some thoughts included from this website here:
It helps to identify dyslexia as early in life as possible. Adults with unidentified dyslexia often work in jobs below their intellectual capacity. But with help from a tutor, teacher, or other trained professional, almost all people with dyslexia can become good readers and writers. Use the following strategies to help to make progress with dyslexia.
Expose your child to early oral reading, writing, drawing, and practice to encourage development of print knowledge, basic letter formation, recognition skills and linguistic awareness (the relationship between sound and meaning).
- Have your child practice reading different kinds of texts. This includes books, magazines, ads and comics.
- Include multi-sensory, structured language instruction. Practice using sight, sound and touch when introducing new ideas.
- Seek modifications in the classroom. This might include extra time to complete assignments, help with note taking, oral testing and other means of assessment.
- Use books on tape and assistive technology. Examples are screen readers and voice recognition computer software.
- Get help with the emotional issues that arise from struggling to overcome academic difficulties.
The warning signs:
Dyslexia: Warning Signs By Age
Young ChildrenTrouble With:
School-Age ChildrenTrouble With:
Teenagers and AdultsTrouble With: