Help me teach my possibly dyslexic and dysgraphic child :(
We spend 3+ hours on homework every day and its exhausting for both of us. At the end of the homework she basically looses whatever she learned. The next day we start from scratch or nearly so. It's horrible. She is in the third grade and her teacher told us at this rate she will have to repeat. Not so much because of her grades but the state reading test is comming up soon and if you fail you can't move on to fourth.
What drives me truely insane is she reads at or above her grade level at home! She understands the books because she tells me the plots. At school she is only allowed to read picture books and one or two liners because of her AR scores.
Edit: posted some examples of her writing. Page 4.
I talked to her principal the other day and apparent indiana doesn't recognize dyslexia as a learning disorder? The school system does not test for it. I have to get Independent testing which may or may not be covered by my insurance ( still looking into that) and it has to be 'significantly impairing' for her to receive school help. I looked into that and basically she has to fail a grade once or twice before they will do something. This is just sick. I am trying to figure out a way around things. I mostly want to get her exempt from the indiana IREAD because I know she will not pass it. If she fails she won't be allowed to move on to 4th. So far the only exemptions I have found to this test are failing 2 grade levels in elementary, a significant learning disability or if you are learning English as a second language.
I don't even know if I can get her tested now because of the cost if our insurance doesn't cover it. And what good will testing her be if she won't receive any help in school?
Maybe I'm just not seeing the obvious steps I need to take because all this is so overwhelming. :(