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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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AspensMama1537
by on Jan. 17, 2014 at 4:15 PM
I think my husband is dyslexic, any advice for him? Or is it too late for him to work on it?
PortiaRose
by on Jan. 17, 2014 at 4:49 PM
I dont even know what the hell it ie to begin with.

Quoting briellesmomma: Are there different kinds of dyslexia?



I've been trying to research but it's confusing. I have a dyslexic friend.
lasombrs
by on Jan. 17, 2014 at 5:03 PM
Are there early signs for dyslexia? Would you know prior to teaching your child to read? Do children with other learning disabilities seem more prone to dyslexia?
matofour
by Silver Member on Jan. 17, 2014 at 5:13 PM
It's usually very hard to test before that age.
And yes, there is a family history it's more likely a child will have dyslexia.


Quoting K-Chan: I was told they wont test until 2nd or 3rd grade, is this true? I was never tested but struggle with reading out loud.
tryingfor_2
by New Member on Jan. 17, 2014 at 5:23 PM
What are some ways I can help my son at home?
JasonsMom2007
by Silver Member on Jan. 17, 2014 at 5:27 PM
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I was told by an "expert" that my then 5 year old was dyslexic. I don't see it. Do dyslexic kids always have trouble reading? She told me he would be unable to read multisyllable words but he's reading at a 6th grade level. Big words don't even slow him down.
Personally I think she's just crazy.
Cozie_Sisika458
by Member on Jan. 17, 2014 at 6:31 PM
Who is suppose to test for dyslexia? My pediatrician says the eye dr does it, my kids eye dr says the school does it and the kids school says the eye Dr does it. The specialist say they don'tdo it.

Really irritating that no one knows and my son suffers with little to no help because its not "written" from a dr so the school can't do much.

Oh I live in upstate N.Y..
Verrine
by Bronze Member on Jan. 17, 2014 at 6:46 PM

If someone has not had help early,  is there anything that can be done in middle school? 

SusanD
by on Jan. 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM
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At what age should a person start to be concerned? I have a 2nd grader who is very intelligent, but has started having difficulties with reading/writing performance. He often times writes letters and numbers backwards. I have been told numerous times that its "normal" especially for left handed children to go through this. I never experienced this with my older child who is not left handed (at least not at this age/grade). At what point is this no longer considered "normal"?
Franbuessa
by on Jan. 17, 2014 at 7:01 PM
I'm suspicious that my 7 yr old could be dyslexic but I don't know how to rule it out. When I ask teachers and professionals they can't give me a straight answer.
How can I figure this out?
He still has trouble identifying the abc
He has trouble reading words
He writes letters and numbers backwards
Mixes letters and numbers like he doesn't know the difference
He's 7
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