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Posted by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 4:25 PM
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for those who have kept up with ds and his issues. he is not making any improvement on his report card. the school wont test him for dyslexia. he should have went to pre k this year. should I request that he goes to pre k instead of k next year? even though he is in k this year? I have to find someone outside of school to test for dyslexia.

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ChellBell2013
by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 4:29 PM

I would see if I could get him testing and go from there  maybe he needs another year of k boys do mature slower and catch on slower so maybe he just needs another year with a diffrent teacher

ALolies
by Red Room Rebel on Jan. 8, 2014 at 5:31 PM

We had our DS tested outside the school system. He had a speech impediment, but now you'd never know it. He had great therapists.... I highly recommend you have him tested, even if you have to do it outside the school system... Good luck to you and your DS...

starlight1968
by 40ish hang out queen on Jan. 8, 2014 at 9:31 PM

 hugs.. not sure

PinkDragonFly
by on Jan. 8, 2014 at 10:50 PM

From my experience they don't test that young, But I would push it, mom knows best! I wish I would of pushed the issue!

jett286
by BrewMisstress on Jan. 8, 2014 at 10:57 PM
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Do you have a good pediatrician?  I did not want my son tested through the school system so I called the ped and he gave me a few options for reading specialists...It was very helpful.  We were able to exlain to his teachers what we expected of him (his reading fluency wasnt' good when he read aloud, which is how they test of course, but when he read silently it was off the charts good)....and what tools we used to help him and now it's not an issue at all.  I wanted to be incontrol of his education not getting him an IEP when he didn't need one or have the school dictate what he needed...  and yes boys mature slower than girls and keeping them out a year longer can be a good thing (or repeating K)

ravenseeyore
by Gee on Jan. 8, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Talk to his pediatrician and find out who they recommend you take him to for testing. 

Maida265
by on Jan. 9, 2014 at 5:43 AM

If it were me, I would send him to Pre-K, but that is just me. It sounds like he could use another year. 

What does the school say regarding the lack of progress? I'm sure you know that kids progress at different rates. What is he not progressing in? Is it across the board or a couple subjects? Perhaps sending him to Pre-K will provide a change in teachers/approach that would help him more. 

I remember your post about you thinking he's dyslexic. If you feel he needs to be tested, you may be on your own for this...especially if the school doesn't support that opinion. But if you are feeling that strongly about it, it may be worth the money you fork out to have him tested. 

dana63
by Momma of 40ish on Jan. 9, 2014 at 6:54 AM

 My daughter is dyslexia and they cant test until the child is in the second grade. With my experience in children in pre k and kinder most are not wanting to settle down to learn and can get letters and numbers messed up. I thought Tinker was dyslexia and it wasnt the case in her case she was just being lazy and now she is in the second grade and on the A&B honor roll and reading on a 3rd grade level with Math skills that would make mine look bad.. lol WE did however do extra work with her at home to improve this and she is thriving because of it..

dana63
by Momma of 40ish on Jan. 9, 2014 at 7:07 AM

 I want to add that my daughter who is dyslexia she is now 25 and because we did everything they told us with extra reading and her taking her time she did great.

WE thought Tinker was dyslexia (could still be) and was told that she would be tested in the second grade (this year) but because we went ahead and started working with her they say she wont need to be tested because she isnt showing signs of it now.

What we did was get (or make) simple reading books and we made flash cards of all her sight words and we would use her sight words each day. Last year in the 1st grade I sent her teacher a stack of pre k and kinder books that we made or collected because we had other children who wasnt reading on a 1st grade level and so we donated and this helped all the kids not just mine. This year Tinker is reading the chapter books and her spelling is also advance and she loves Science and History. Her teacher told me what she does is if she noticed that Tinker dont understand something she will talk about something Tinker loves and she can get all kinds of information and then she will ask Tinker to "research" what Tinker needs to be studying and she said that Tinker will come back with more information than she ask for.. Tink loves Yiutube and will do her own search for what the teacher ask for (on her Kindle and we monitor). Oh and something else that helped we allow her to text to my DD and SIL and this has helped alot as well..

BUT if you are concern I would suggest you talk to your doctor and see what they suggest.

opinionatedmom
by Gold sister on Jan. 9, 2014 at 4:10 PM
The school says he is maxed out on sn services. He has only made progress on counting to 100 by 10s and very little in reading. Everything else is going no where. I have tried everyone in town trying to find someone to do the test. I live in a metro and can't find anyone. It's like our state thinks dyslexia is non existant.

Quoting Maida265:

If it were me, I would send him to Pre-K, but that is just me. It sounds like he could use another year. 

What does the school say regarding the lack of progress? I'm sure you know that kids progress at different rates. What is he not progressing in? Is it across the board or a couple subjects? Perhaps sending him to Pre-K will provide a change in teachers/approach that would help him more. 

I remember your post about you thinking he's dyslexic. If you feel he needs to be tested, you may be on your own for this...especially if the school doesn't support that opinion. But if you are feeling that strongly about it, it may be worth the money you fork out to have him tested. 

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