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# my dd's teacher is p^\$\$ing me off...

Posted by on Nov. 16, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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My dd is in the second grade and right now I am fighting the school to test her for dyslexia, her teacher specializes in special education and agrees that Dd shows many signs of dyslexia and is backing me up with the school sounds good right?
Until you get to spelling tests...one of the issues dd has is she reverses her letters...Dd studies all week orally and written with me...she gets excited cause she knows how to spell her words!! However dd gets really bad grades in her spelling tests because of reversing her letters not because the word is spelled wrong..
For example tape she will put her "p" backwards and the teachers marks it wrong...
It has made dd think bad of herself and puts herself down as she says "mommy I try, but I am to stupid to put my letters the correct way" I don't think the teacher should be marking the words wrong if it is spelled correctly just a letter reversed instead I feel she should mark it correct circle the letter and put the letter correctly above...

So I am I wrong to think that or is the teacher right and the word is in correct?
by on Nov. 16, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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by Jamie on Nov. 16, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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its still incorrect so she has to mark it wrong and it will actually work in your favor since it will prove that she needs help

by Member on Nov. 16, 2013 at 5:52 PM
No right now it is hurting dd emotionally..that is killing me

Quoting silverdawn99:

its still incorrect so she has to mark it wrong and it will actually work in your favor since it will prove that she needs help

by Jamie on Nov. 16, 2013 at 5:54 PM

unfortantely we cant sheild our children for every little hurt. you have to be the strong one and if its wrong its wrong. you cant expect all teachers to let it slide

Quoting mommy5912:

No right now it is hurting dd emotionally..that is killing me

Quoting silverdawn99:

its still incorrect so she has to mark it wrong and it will actually work in your favor since it will prove that she needs help

by on Nov. 16, 2013 at 5:54 PM
I think if it's backwards, it should be counted wrong. It isn't right, it's backwards.
Sorry.
I do think she should maybe be put in another class to have a teacher help her more during these tests...that's what my sons school does for people who need extra help.maybe it will push them to test her.
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by Gold Member on Nov. 16, 2013 at 5:58 PM

I feel your pain, my kids' school I had been saying i thought my dd was dyslexic since kinder, the school would not test her, I finally got her pedi to send me to a specialist who diagnosed her with right left awareness delay, then visual motor delays, it wasn't until her 3rd grade year that she got the disidetic dyslexia diagnosis (by now my dd feels horrible because she knows her spelling words but can't write them correctly)  after the diagnosis the school finally was forced to help and now she either takes her tests by mulitiple choice, or orally and her grades have come up finally, but good luck with your journey with getting help for your child and fighting for her best interest.

by Member on Nov. 16, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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So she mirrors her letters instead of mixing letter place? That should not be counted as wrong because "vet" with a mirrored e is still spelled right.

Once she is diagnosed and has an IEP, she might be allowed to do her spelling tests on a tablet or computer.

It is too bad the teacher won't work with her. Dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence and it is so important for these children to feel encouraged and appreciated. She works hard and that should count for something.
by Member on Nov. 16, 2013 at 6:09 PM
Thank you...I am very frustrated with it all :(

Quoting snowmommy0406:

I feel your pain, my kids' school I had been saying i thought my dd was dyslexic since kinder, the school would not test her, I finally got her pedi to send me to a specialist who diagnosed her with right left awareness delay, then visual motor delays, it wasn't until her 3rd grade year that she got the disidetic dyslexia diagnosis (by now my dd feels horrible because she knows her spelling words but can't write them correctly)  after the diagnosis the school finally was forced to help and now she either takes her tests by mulitiple choice, or orally and her grades have come up finally, but good luck with your journey with getting help for your child and fighting for her best interest.

by Member on Nov. 16, 2013 at 6:12 PM
Yes..like tape she will write it correctly except her "p" will mirrored...she is now calling herself stupid and everything cause we practise and practise only to end up with a bad grade because of her letters being mirrored

Quoting TardisBlue:

So she mirrors her letters instead of mixing letter place? That should not be counted as wrong because "vet" with a mirrored e is still spelled right.

Once she is diagnosed and has an IEP, she might be allowed to do her spelling tests on a tablet or computer.

It is too bad the teacher won't work with her. Dyslexia has nothing to do with intelligence and it is so important for these children to feel encouraged and appreciated. She works hard and that should count for something.

by on Nov. 16, 2013 at 6:12 PM
I agree with you, its not spelled wrong
by Member on Nov. 16, 2013 at 6:13 PM
Our oldest son is gifted, but his handwriting is still pretty bad. His teacher has discussed this with us, including our son in the conversations, and for certain assignments he now loses points if his writing is too sloppy. Projects that they work on for several days, such as posters, have to have neat writing on them. Other projects, such as writing in class are more about getting the ideas on the paper and she will not take off points on those. When he gets inspired and the words start flowing, he starts writing like a doctor. Lol!

It is so awesome to have a teacher on our side. With our oldest daughter, we have been through hell and back to fight her teachers and the school.