Dyslexia actually is not linked to any other disability on any large scale- and a lot of people refuse to have their children labeled, because of how it affects them academically.
I was diagnosed in adulthood- As a child, I simply thought that everyone did things this way.
If your child is functioning, and it is not causing any major concerns- and they are past the 3rd grade... well, have them evaluated by an OUTSIDE source, not through the school. Deal with it at home as much as possible, learn coping strategies, and help them apply them. There isn't a reason to have it affect their opportunities (which it will- they are stuck with remedial work)... I NEVER had assistance, and am SEVERELY "Lysdexic"- I learned to cope. HELP your child, and they will generally do fine, it is so extremely rare that a child actually needs any form of outside intervention.
at 10:01 PM on May. 24, 2010