Son wanting sympathy because he now has dyslexia?

Dana - posted on 02/05/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 10yr. old son was diagnosed with dyslexia on January 15th. I still have not received the results and recommendations from his testing so i can meet with the school. In the meantime, he has emotionally fell apart. He is at the nurse's office frequently. He knows how to get sympathy from his teacher and he uses it to his advantage. He is very emotional and seems on edge. His grades have started to plumet. It seems like since the dyslexic diagnosis, he thinks everything is going to get easier for him bc of the accomadations so he is just not going to try hard. Has anyone had these issues with their child?

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Chaya - posted on 02/09/2013

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It sounds mean, but I tell my daughter that if she wants sympathy, she can find it in the dictionary (between s**t and a certian venerial disease which I can't spell) She's nearly 18, she's heard it all. He will need to find a way to work around it.
I have dyslexia myself, i have found that if I close my left eye, I can read more clearly. Also, if I'm reading a book, I put a piece of paper under each line as I'm reading and that clears things up a bit. There are also colored bookmarks that are clear that come in different colors, one color may help him follow better.

Dana - posted on 02/05/2013

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Thank you so much Bobbi Jean. I think i just needed some encouragement! My husband is dyslexic and i have ADD. So i know you understand, sometimes i feel like i am inside a tornado just going in circles. Today was one of those days! Thanks for the info. to google. I will do that tonight!

Bobbi Jean - posted on 02/05/2013

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Sorry--last line should read--joy filled ones too. Dyslexia is kicking up today. Think I'll get off the computer and go pull some weeds! : )

Bobbi Jean - posted on 02/05/2013

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Yes, I have. Both children, husband and I are dyslexic, along with a lot of other family members. Everyone handles this differently.

I have had many students refuse to leave my class when their reading and math skills were up to par, because they were terrified. Intervention from the counselor always helped and all of them have gone on to be successes.

My advice is to get your child into counseling. What you want to do is have your child realize that he is just as capable as he aways was. The interventions and accomodations are there to help him succeed until he can get his other skills strengthened to the point where he can be independent in his learning. You want to show him that with enough work and patience, he too will be a success.

Good sites to google are, the gift of dyslexia, and barton's bright solutions--they both have a list of famous people who were dyslexic and over-came this.If you want to correspond with me, leave me a message on the board and I will be happy to do so. I know that you are hurting for him as his mother. Been there, done that myself. But just as there are hard days ahead, there are many job filled ones too.

Blessings--Bobbi Jean

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