The Dr believes my 6 year old could be dyslexic, he is showing alot of signs and Im taking him to a development center soon. I was just wanting to hear from some that have kids like this and what you are doing to help them?Answer Question
Answer by dustbunny at 9:49 PM on May. 11, 2011
Answer by _Tam_ at 10:29 PM on May. 11, 2011
My son is and had a rough go in school. He had trouble reading and he just had a lot of issues. Be glad they have diagnosed your son early. They did not diagnose my son properly and so he struggled with no help in school for some time. He even had one teacher one year that would call on him on purpose and then poke fun at his reading with the other kids. However, once he got into the classes that gave him extra help, he thrived. They would give him extra time on tests and stuff and if he needed, they would bring someone in to help him with the reading portion of things. He never used that because he was nervous about being made fun of but it still help him a great deal.
Answer by Peajewel at 11:59 PM on May. 11, 2011
Answer by ethans_momma06 at 3:05 AM on May. 12, 2011
No, never dealt w/dyslexia but I would suggest having the child evaluated by a developmental/behavioral optometrist since many learning disabilities are really undiagnosed visual processing problems. It was thought at one time that my son might have had an LD but it was in fact a convergence insufficiency problem with his eyes that was impacting his ability to do well in the classroom. He went through vision therapy to correct the problem and has done well ever since. You can have 20/20 vision and still have these problems and most optometrists are not trained to recognize these issues (ours missed it again and again, despite the fact that DS wore glasses from the time he was 6; diagnosed with this problem at 13). I'm including a link to the P.A.V.E. site ... good luck.
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