Loowit Posted November 5, 2012 Share Posted November 5, 2012 My 9 year old son has been through a number of evaluations starting when he was 4. He has been formally diagnosed with Developmental Coordination Disorder, speech delays, and Sensory Integration Disorder. We also learned he has problems with coding/decoding and executive functions, though I am still not sure exactly what that means. He has had some OT that has helped with concentration during schoolwork. But he is struggling a lot with spelling, reversals, very poor handwriting, and other things that lead me to think he may have dyslexia. However, his reading comprehension is high, so many people think he is fine. I think he is just great at coping. He is very smart and creative, but can't put his thoughts on paper. I am wondering if going through more evaluations would be helpful at this point in order to see if he has dyslexia? What would be the purpose of a formal diagnosis vs. just addressing his weaknesses? Also, if I wanted a formal eval would I go back to the developmental ped team he saw or is there another type of professional that would do this. I want to avoid the local school district if possible. I know that they can't diagnose and that he would test high enough on most things to not be delayed enough for services. What curriculum would you recommend for a child with dyslexia? I am using Apples and Pears which is helping somewhat with spelling, though not as well as I had hoped. Also, are there homeschool resources out there for parents of children with dyslexia? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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