My daughter is 14 and recenty diagnosed with dyslexia by a private psychologist not the schools. The school seems to think she is one of just a few that have dyslexia and there is not really anything they can do to help her. I would like to let the school know that she is not the only one. I have read about many of your experiences and I would like to let the school know of your struggles and sucesses. I would like to let them know that there are reading programs that can help. I would like to let them know how difficult it is for most parents to get any help from the school system, atleast without a fight. If you would like to share your own experience that I can pass on to my daughters school please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your help!!!
I gained helpful and hopeful information from "You Don't Have To Be Dyslexic" by Dr. Joan M. Smith. I bought a copy on Amazon. The book discusses types of reading disabilities in part one "What does it Mean To be Dyslexic" and then what to do in part two, "Remediation for Success". I am a special ed teacher and so many of us just haven't been trained in effective reading programs for children who have not learned through traditional methods. By advocating for your child you have an opportunity to teach educators new information. I learned so much by being the parent of a child who can't read. I have tried to change the system and it has definitely been a struggle with many ups and downs. Good luck.
they already know. It's your job to make them do what needs to be done, and it ain't easy. Most people who write on this board have problems with the schools providing the services they are obligated by law to provide.