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My son is 10 and has reading, writing and spelling issues his whole life. A few years ago, I called his school because I concerned about it and wondered if he had Dyslexia. They told me that they were not legally allowed to tell me if they suspected it but it was up to ME to notice and ask THEM about it and then they convinced me that he was perfectly okay and normal in his reading, spelling and writing. A little slower but still fine and that he would get better over time. His older sisters are very advanced in those areas and they said it wasn't fair to compare him to them.
Well, it hasn't gotten any better- it's gotten worse IMO and yet they still act like he's 'normal'. He can't spell the easiest words and spells everything out phonetically- which most of the time is wrong. His d's and b's are almost always turned the wrong way, and there are sounds he mistakes or doesn't hear at all. He can't put things in paragraphs and uses run on sentences. I'm sorry but a kid going into 5th grade should be able to write a book report and he can't- it looks like something a 2nd grader would write.
Anyone know how I go about having him tested and getting the school to actually listen to me concerning this? Thanks!
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