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dyslexia? anyone here that can tell me about it?

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2015 at 3:29 PM
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I think my 9 year old son may have it. If your kid does, how did you go about getting them diagnosed? When did you catch it? What do you to help them? Thanks in advance

by on Mar. 4, 2015 at 3:29 PM
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Texasladybug84
by on Mar. 4, 2015 at 3:32 PM
My hubby's dyslexic. It's really obvious. He can't spell to save his life, he will write words completely backwards. He also can't do math.
But he's really smart. Dyslexics are known to have higher iq's. Get your son tested and get him help. My hubby never got help growing up so now he still suffers from it.
MAXnBRYCESMomma
by Silver Member on Mar. 4, 2015 at 3:33 PM

I'm dyslexic. It wasn't caught til I was about 13. What triggered my parents to notice is that my reading was not improving. I was slow and I couldn't comprehend or retain what I was reading. When my mom would have me read out loud, a lot of the words were wrong, I read them as other words. Solid as sold, Trees as this, dogs as God, stuff like that. I had a hard time spelling too, I transposed a lot of letters. Same with numbers.

~Annie~



Raeann11
by Emerald Member on Mar. 4, 2015 at 3:35 PM

I do and so does my oldest. We have not paid a specialist to diagnose her. Since the school can't give out that technical name. They call it something different. She does a lot of the same things I did. Writing backwards(numbers, letters and words), seeing words differently, adding words that aren't there or from the page in a different place.

She also has speech delay and other learning disablites. I wasn't the only one that saw it.

If you feel they do. It never hurts to get them tested.

shivasgirl
by Ruby Member on Mar. 4, 2015 at 3:35 PM

my son is really smart. He cant read well and we thought it was because he has a focusing problem with his eyes and he wears glasses now for it. It helped a little, but yesterday when he was going over spelling words with his twin sister I noticed he was swapping letters aound in most words. I asked his teacher about it today and she said she has noticed it but they are not allowed to ask the parent if the kid has something wrong..wtf??? I thought they were suposed to tell us so we can help them

Quoting Texasladybug84: My hubby's dyslexic. It's really obvious. He can't spell to save his life, he will write words completely backwards. He also can't do math. But he's really smart. Dyslexics are known to have higher iq's. Get your son tested and get him help. My hubby never got help growing up so now he still suffers from it.


Texasladybug84
by on Mar. 4, 2015 at 3:40 PM
Ask him how the letters look to him? He may start saying them backwards or mixed up. If you notice a pattern id def get him tested by a schools psychologist, they can test specifically for that. Ya teachers should be also advocating for the child and looking for learning disabilities.

Quoting shivasgirl:

my son is really smart. He cant read well and we thought it was because he has a focusing problem with his eyes and he wears glasses now for it. It helped a little, but yesterday when he was going over spelling words with his twin sister I noticed he was swapping letters aound in most words. I asked his teacher about it today and she said she has noticed it but they are not allowed to ask the parent if the kid has something wrong..wtf??? I thought they were suposed to tell us so we can help them

Quoting Texasladybug84: My hubby's dyslexic. It's really obvious. He can't spell to save his life, he will write words completely backwards. He also can't do math.

But he's really smart. Dyslexics are known to have higher iq's. Get your son tested and get him help. My hubby never got help growing up so now he still suffers from it.

Bwebb
by Bronze Member on Mar. 4, 2015 at 3:42 PM

Well, dyslexia can be very tough to diagnose.  Many of the things that these posters here are describing are also normal issues that many struggling readers have.  There is a difference between struggling to learn and having a learning disability, and even specialists can sometiems make mistakes in diagnosis.  Having him tested is the first step.  Start with the school, ask the counsellor for references for testing or ask them to do a child study.  You can also ask your pediatrician, but they will probably direct you to the school anyway.  Once a diagnosis is in place, your son will be allowed to learn in a way that is more personal to his needs.  Kids with dyslexia need to learn about ways to cope and what tools are available to them to help.  Dyslexia can look COMPLETELY different from one person to the next so early testing and intervention is the best way to make sure he gets the help he might need! good luck!! 

petie1104
by Gold Member on Mar. 4, 2015 at 3:51 PM
It took a while to get dd diagnosed and hers is severe. I knew something was wrong when she couldn't look at letters and tell the sounds after weeks of going over it. She would switch up sight words, if it was "for", she would say "of". This was at 9 and 10 years old.

She also had issues where she would (and still does) sound out a word, all the letters correctly, but not find the word. So she would say "c a t", but then say the word was "cut" or "tac".

She also misplaces words in sentences, so she is thinking "they can't escape" but say "they can't mistake" or something similar. Sometimes loosely related so she may say ice cream instead of whip cream. Sometimes just words that start with similar sounds or rhyme.

She is 11, almost 12 and still only reads at about a 3rd grade level. Even with help, it is a constant struggle for her.
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