My son is 12 and having trouble reading!

Casey - posted on 10/23/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son is 12 and was diagnosed with being developmentally delayed and with dyslexia in the first grade. He has been in Special Education since then. He is now in the 6th grade, he should be in the 7th but was held back in the 4th grade. He finally this year has been able to read on a 3rd grade level. When we read in the evenings before bed he struggles so bad. He missed a lot of school when he was younger because of being in and out of the hospital so many times. He had severe asthma and also had cranialphysinosis, which he had head surgery for. His neurosurgeon informed us that the surgery could possibly delay his developmental function. Ive tried everything to help him read better. It is frustrating for the both of us to have him struggle so bad. What more can I do to help him read better? His English teacher done something different for him to do his spelling tests. Besides him writing his words out she writes them out three different ways and he chooses the right way. He aces it every time. But im at a lose with his reading. Help!!!!!

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Casey - posted on 10/24/2015

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No he is an outdoorsy kinda kid. He is into hunting, fishing, and classic cars. May go to our local library to see what we can find that he is interested in. Thank you.

Raye - posted on 10/23/2015

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Is he interested in comic books or anything that might make it more fun for him to read. If you can try to make it fun, he may gain more confidence reading.

Casey - posted on 10/23/2015

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His school offers an after school program and every time I let him stay he is always in the gym playing. So I stopped letting him go. We live in a very small town so the school he goes to blends the grades. The first is with second grade, third is with fourth and so on. It only goes to the 8th grade. Ive thought of homeschooling him but wasn't sure how it would affect his social skills. Any advice on how to not get frustrated with situation to better help him?

Jeanette - posted on 10/23/2015

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give him a tutor my sons not good at reading either and he's in the 12 th it worked for him when he was younger. we homeschool so it's easier to spend the time he needs for reading. He's doing so much better. just keep reading to him and he will get it

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