We have a 14-year-old son. I am searching for a neuropsychologist in my area that has experience with young people who may have developed compensation for various dyslexic conditions; his reading comprehension is strong and he is very articulate but he struggles mightily in math and science and simply cannot write. While he has been on an IEP for years, it’s basically useless because we don’t really know what is going on.
My daughter has struggled for years with reading and spelling. She was held back in the second grade for her reading level, received some special classes in elementary school, but is still struggling.
She is very smart, creative, and outgoing, however her struggles seem to be in the classes that require a lot of reading and do not have the textbooks on a digital format. I never thought that she might have dyslexia even though it does run in the family. I didn’t realize the complexity of dyslexia and thought that is was only flipping letters or words backwards.
One of our goals on DyslexiaHelp is to increase understandings about the potential of those with dyslexia. This month we are featuring stories about engaging students in learning and building self-advocacy skills through topics of interest that utilize their strengths.
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I recently returned from the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) annual conference, which was excellent. One of the talks I attended was using Vision Therapy (VT) as a treatment for dyslexia. That same day I had a question from a parent on VT pop into my DyslexiaHelp in-box.