Guest txmom01 Posted June 17, 2012 Share Posted June 17, 2012 Hi all, We are going into our 3rd year of HS'ing, with elementary aged DC. A family member has asked me to consider HS'ing their child, who is a middle schooler with dyslexia. Aside from all of the concerns that come with the family dynamics of this, I don't know the first thing about the needs of a dyslexic child. What I do know is that her spelling is basically non-existent. She cannot read very well, her verbal grammar is poor and she's behind in nearly every subject but math - which is her favorite. She's supposedly has an IEP, but her parents have done nothing but complain about the help she's not getting from the school, her teachers, etc. She's failed state testing nearly every year, yet continues to be promoted because she attends summer school. And they have done nothing to help her on their own, but pass the buck (which will probably include us, too.) Our family has been very concerned about her education and upbringing for many years, but have treaded carefully on giving any opinions or "advice." Until now. Now they're coming to me. They've seen the great things our kids have been involved in and the level of work we've accomplished, and see HS as the magic answer. I'm not convinced that the school change is the answer, as much as maybe the attention she's not been getting all of these years. Our initial response to this is a resounding "NO". But then I think of the child involved, and our willingness to try to help her comes into play. So my question (plea!) for help is this....what do I need to know about teaching a child with dyslexia? How do I know exactly what it is she struggles with that causes everything else to fall out of place? And, how do I get a 13 yo up to speed after being behind for soooo many years? Thank you in advance for any kind thoughts you can share. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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