any one who knows about dyslexia?

Maricel - posted on 03/08/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my son gabriel was diagnosed with dyslexia, i'm having a hard time teaching him how to read. i would appreciate much, if someone can give me advice. thanks!

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Roberta - posted on 08/29/2012

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How old is Gabriel? If he is school age, the school must provide services by Federal Law to meet his unique learning condition. There are scientifically proven ways to teach children with dyslexia. You can search the internet for them. One site that mentions a few is www.wellspringlearningcenter.com I would encourage you to earn about your child's rights, the school has to provide services and is suppose to use approaches that have been scientifically proven.

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Sabrina - posted on 06/04/2012

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I am teaching my daughter who I think is dyslexic to read by using snap words. She is learning to read 2 to 3 words a day. if you go to www.child-1st.com and look under snap words. I am very impressed by them and have only had them a few weeks.

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Well I'm only mildly dyslexic, so all I can tell you is what was important for me. Getting organized was the biggest thing to make a difference in my education. With learning how to read, it's really important that children don't get discouraged, I had a wonderful teacher in 1st grade that helped me immensely, and I've always loved to read, despite how hard it was at times. Do whatever you have to in order to get that support from your son's school, my mother had to fight for me and you sound more than willing to do the same. Best of luck to him, I'm sure he'll do great.

Maricel - posted on 12/11/2011

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Thank you very much for your response. As with my son, He reads the words backwards, like, he reads the word POT as TOP, DOT as TOD, and he has difficulty rememberring details, he also wears his shoes/slippers incorrectly, and when he was asked to paste a picture on his worksheets, it's always upside down. His teachers told it was a sign of dyslexia, so we went to see a doctor for an evaluation, there I found out that he's indeed a dyslexic kid. The doctor told me, the earlier I found out about it, the better chance to help my son, that's why I'm asking you guys to please give me some info on how to deal with it. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts! God Bless You All!

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Well I do agree that you shouldn't start worrying too early about a child learning to read, there are many developmental phases for a child to master that skill. However my daughter is 3rd generation dyslexic, and it is diagnosable from a young age as letter and number reversing are not the only signs of the condition. Slow language development, even memory issues can be symptoms as well. Honestly you're doing great just recognizing that your son may take a different approach to learning to read. It takes time, patience, and a lot of reading and repetition. My daughter will read the same books every night, and you can see her pick up a little more every time. I follow the words with my finger, she spells things out for herself, just anything that encourages an interest is helpful. Most important thing is to make it fun, better your child learn slowly than hate the learning process. Good luck.

Julie - posted on 03/31/2010

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I have been working with my foster daughter... born june 05... she is in pre-k and she is learning to write letters/numbers etc. NOT reading, well she does know some sight words. BUT, she consistently struggle with writing certain numbers backwords and even upside down. She will trace it appropriately and make several correctly on THAT same paper, but then she goes to write on her worksheet and suddenly a 2 is a 5. Upside down and backwords. This is not the ONLY one she has a hard time with either. just an example. HOWEVER, I think some of this is normal learning. I agree that 4 is too young to be dx with dyslexia

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