Hunches and gut feelings didn’t count for much in the more rigid world of public education, Ms. Bullock found over six long, frustrating years of watching her daughter flounder and then almost lose hope because of her condition. It was only this fall, at age 11, that Emma finally found a school that could provide the necessary amount of specialized instruction dyslexic kids like her need to learn to read, she said.
Booton has spatial dyslexia, a form of the learning disorder in which Booton not only sees letters backward but upside down. Despite the confusing condition, Booton made the Conference USA honor roll and is working toward a degree in sports marketing.
Meet Maeve Merrit. At just 14, she has navigated through multiple school choices in her hometown of Halifax during the past several years to find the right mix of support and strategies needed to excel despite an early diagnosis of dyslexia.
120 dyslexic children from PDM’s 15 centres and three Dyslexia Genius centres nationwide, with students taking part in drawing and painting competitions and a host of other creative activities took place at this art festival.
Read how a girl with Dyslexia was able to help a man during a flight. The man was deaf and blind and she was able to sign into his hands. She had learned sign language because that was the easiest “foreign” language for her to learn.
Well not really but read the great story by Lisa Wood Shapiro, who was and is dyslectic but has found remarkable ways to get around most issues and works as a writer. She says:
But I’ve never thought of myself as having a disability. Instead, I see it as a glitch, and one I’ve gotten good at masking. I’ve been able to hide my dyslexia for decades simply because I live in an age of technological wonders. Microsoft Word spell-checks most every syllable I write. When my dyslexic mind mangles a word so much that it’s rendered un-spell-checkable, I’ll deploy an arsenal of workarounds. I might reverse-engineer a word by typing an easy synonym into the thesaurus, or I might paste my best attempt into my browser bar and let the search engine offer the correct spelling as a suggested query.
Read how backwards the policy in New Zealand seems to be. What a shame!
Our son has never done very well academically. It is incredibly difficult for an intelligent child to perform poorly in school. He has suffered high anxiety, periodically vomits at school and is sent home. He has had sore stomachs for years with no medical answer. It is heartbreaking to hear your child tell you how stupid they are.
We applied for government funding to have our son assessed, but this was declined as a child needs to be at least two years below in all academic areas. How can a child who has only been at school two years be more than two years below?