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WINNER ANNOUNCED! Q&A Giveaway! Ask the Expert: All About Dyslexia

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Struggling to read can be frustrating for a child - and heartbreaking for a mom.  Our expert can help!

Elizabeth Hendrix is a Certified Academic Language Therapist who specializes in teaching dyslexic children how to read. As a parent, she knows that YOU are your child's best advocate - and that the most effective way to help your child succeed is to be as informed as possible. So start right here by asking Elizabeth your questions today!

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by on Jan. 17, 2014 at 11:04 AM
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by on Mar. 26, 2014 at 12:46 PM

I think this is rather common, or at least I hope so, since I do something similar. I "see" a color with numbers. The number 1 is green. Although I do not mess up when going to the store, I think it is just the way some people think. They put values (color, number, "good"ness, etc) on things that many people don't. I am not the least bit dyslexic, either.

Quoting Dyslexia_Tutor:

Quoting ablackdolphin:

My DH does weird things like associate colors with numbers.  I once sent him to the store with a grocery list.  On it was 1 Red Onion.  He came home with 4 white onions. He says to him Red = 4.  I was like what the heck are you nuts??  He claims to have some sort of dyslexia.  Could that really be the case? He's never seen anyone for it.

I don't know how to answer your question without more details.  Is he color blind?  It is more common in males than females.  Why does he think he is dyslexic?  

by on Mar. 26, 2014 at 9:33 PM
Yes he does have an IEP. He has been doing so well at each meeting that it keeps getting adjusted. I plan on asking his resource room teacher what her recommendations are. Thanks so much.

Quoting Dyslexia_Tutor:

Quoting trinidyrakell: My son is dyslexic. He is at a wonderful school now that has helped him so much. He will be in high school in a few years and I am most worried about that. What are some of the questions I need to ask when searching for a high school to be assured that he will still get the help that he needs.

Does your son have an IEP or is he under the 504 program?  Under the 504 program he does not have as many modifications/accommodations.  You need to find a school that is knowledgeable in instructing dyslexic children.  You need to receive progress reports monthly to keep on top of his progress.  If his present school is doing a great job discuss with them what he will need at the new school.

by on Mar. 27, 2014 at 10:04 AM

I just had his IEP meeting and they are going to test him for everything. He is starting at-risk SLT soon as well. Thanks!

Quoting Dyslexia_Tutor:

Quoting lulubird83:

Hi, I have been reading to my son since he was 6 months old. I thought reading would come naturally to him, but it isn't. He is 6 now and it just seems so frustrating for him. He has overcome a language delay and other delays, so I am hoping that this is just another delay. He is getting extra reading help at school, so that's good, but I am afraid that he isn't catching up fast enough for the school system. Any tips? I have done the flashcards and that has helped. I got him magazines on his favorite subject (animals). I take trips with him to the library. He just isn't where he should be. How worried should I be at this point?

You should be concerned if he is not reading on level.  Have the school test him for dyslexia.  What kind of reading help is he receiving from the school?  It may not be the correct kind.   

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