View Full Version : Anyone know anything about Dyslexia?
I have thought for a few years that DD may have dyslexia and I am starting to think about this again. there are a lot of reasons I am thinking this but i just wondered if anyone had any advice/experience/useful links I could have a look at.
She has had a quite frankly useless teacher for the last year, and we have had to go to school to discuss her progress/lack of many times to no avail. On discovering yesterday that she has NO concept of what month it is "Is it Febuary, Mum?" and no knowledge of the order of the months/seasons etc I am starting to think we may have a problem on our hands. She gets SO frustrated over work and more often than not ends up REALLY angry and upset- tears and tantrums and "Im thick" repeated again and again. She cant do maths aimed at a 5 year old and her concentration is non existant. I am really worried and dont know where to turn- the school are less than useless, although I may go above her class teacher and see the head.
Shes 10 1/2 btw
About to run out the door, but I am dyslexic and so is my brother - will PM you later when I get a moment
Thank you Booh- much appreciated :higgies:
You need to KEEP pushing it with the school. Our friends little boy is 9 and is Dysbraxic (he was diagnosed privately) at age 4-5 and his last school were utterly useless, they've moved him now and the new school is fantastic and straight away noticed he was dyslexic as well and now he's coming on in leaps and bounds now he's got the help he needed all along.
I'm not sure WHO you need to speak to but i imagine just her teacher in the 1st instance and then maybe if you don't get any joy try and get an appointment with the Head Teacher to try and discuss your concerns.
Wishing you the best of luck!
Is there a specific reason you think it might be dyslexia? I ask because my DS is very bright but struggles hugely with organisational skills. He's 16 now and he knows there are 26 letters in the alphabet but struggles to recall what order they come in after G, he also can't remember his (or any other) phone number. He reads well and his comprehension abilities have always been well above his chronological age but he cannot write to save his life. He has been discovered to have dysgraphia and an organisational disorder. He cannot remember long chains of instructions, so if I asked him to go upstairs, fetch his school stuff, clean his teeth and get his coat on he'd probably only do the first and last things in the chain.
Have you approached the school SENCo?
If you hav eno joy with the school you can ask for a referral through your GP.
This is the page for indications of dyslexia on the British Dyslexia Association website http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/indications.html
My son is dyslexic and in the end we paid for him to go to the dyslexia society to be tested as the school wante him to go to the child mental health team to be tested which had a six month waiting list They sent a copy of the report to the school and immediately an individual learning plan was put in place He has just started at secondary school and they have been brilliant
Im a teaching SENCO in a primary school. I know a fair amount about dsylexia. From what you have said (and obviiously without seeing your daughter it is hard to say) but it certainly sounds as if there are learning issues there and it needs further investigation.
Id sooner not say anymore on here but pm me and we can chat about it if you like.
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