*Posted by Deborah <http://www.myschool.com.au/profile/Deborah659> on September 14, 2010 at on myschool.com.au.
My son has struggled and repeated one year since he started school. I was one of those parents, and some teachers as well, that kept saying “try harder, don’t be so lazy.” His learning support teacher would not give up and part of me would not believe (or face) that maybe he was dyslexic. He just didn’t fit the symptoms. After some research, I came across the Irlen Diagnostic web site. He fitted their checklist to a T. Long story short; some believe and some say it is BS; he was tested and it turned out that with coloured lenses and overlays he was able to read without difficulty; he has improved dramatically in school. I will never forget the joy on his face when he first clearly read out a difficult passage without hesitation. So don’t write your kids off; this is more common than you think.
- Dyslexia and Visual Learning Strategies (brighthub.com)
- Reading Tips for Children with Dyslexia : An Easy Guide for Parents and Teachers! (brighthub.com)
- Education Quandary: ‘My dyslexic daughter has found timed mental maths SATS questions a nightmare. Aren’t tests like this unfair for children with her problems?’ (independent.co.uk)