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Thursday, February 17, 2005

I'm asking for suggestions...


James
Originally uploaded by red clover.

Ok. James has dyslexia. This most of you know. We read.. alot. We spend alot of time on homework and additional work/reading/writing that I give him every night.

We are coming up on the standardized state testing for graduation from 1st grade.

We took the practice exams tonight. If I read the questions he does well. If he has to read everything he sucks donkey butt.

I'm at a loss as to what else I can do to help him improve his reading skills. We have educational PC games he plays. We read side by side. He reads aloud to me. He copies and/or writes sentences of his own creation... every other day at least.

Have any of you had any experience with dyslexia? What helped you/them, whoever.. learn and succeed?

(oh yeah, and that's our new lizard, named Zeus. James loves him. I love him. And yes, the kid always has his eyes closed in pictures. Damn the flash!)

4 Comments:

  • Do they have an oral version that they can give him,, if he's documented with the school as being dyslexic,, they should have it available. Technically all school are supposed to have the students best interests in mind, sooo it would be worth looking into? I wish you luck hun!!

    Awesome lizard too,, i love em, snakes too. guess i'm weird that way!!

    By Blogger reesie, at 4:25 AM  

  • My son has it, the most helpful thing we found was the school letting him tape record the lessons so he could listen again before attempting his homework, no idea why it worked but it did. hes a nurse now, in a ward in charge of 3 others looking after a dozen old folk. have a good weekend

    By Anonymous mellowyellow, at 1:56 PM  

  • My sister Brigitte, the photographer I talk about all the time is dyslexic..she only really found out when she was in journalism in Univercity...it wasn't picked up growing up, she just really struggled with everything written or having to write, she was awesome in math. Like reesie said, there should be programs out there but it will always be a struggle...that being said, like mellowyellow said, there are no limits, my sister is a prime example of that with her current career and Mellowyellow's son among countless others . Good luck with that buddy

    By Blogger moon, at 8:25 PM  

  • Here's an article I wrote on Learning Disability generally that may have something useful in it:
    http://www.teslontario.org/new/research/res_papers.htm

    By Anonymous Pearl, at 9:56 PM  

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