Do you stay up at night worrying about your child?
I know as a parent, I've spent sleepless nights, worried. I think it's pretty common.
For parents of kids getting questionable grades, there are lots of thought going through our minds.
Have I done enough?
Did I read enough books when they were little?
Have I helped with homework?
What if my kid isn't as smart as the other kids?
Could my kids have a learning issue?
Let's stop there for a moment, because you've found this site for a reason.
Maybe your kid doesn't learn in a traditional way.
And, maybe you've thought of bringing that up with the teacher.
Or, maybe you already have brought it up, but you feel like you are spinning your wheels.
You are not alone.
Unfortunately, what happens to parents and children at many schools across the United States is a lot of confusion if you have a child that is not learning in a traditional way.
If you are a parent and you have a child in school who is having trouble learning, especially with reading, writing, and spelling, you likely feel like you are in the twilight zone.
I am guessing you feel:
Tell me where I’m wrong.
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People with dyslexia need multisensory reading instruction.
What does this mean?
Instead of a "Charlie Brown" teacher, "Blah, Blah, Blahing..." in front of the classroom, students are encouraged, no they MUST, see, say, and feel all of the sounds. And, they use their hands, manipulatives, different writing surfaces, and writing tools to assist with their memory.
This video shows how students can start differentiating between certain sounds. Usually just 2 sounds are taught at once, but in this video, many sounds are taught, as it is a demonstation video for teachers.
Hello Fans of Learning :-)
This article from Psychology Today is fantastic.
Instead of the old and tired question, "How was school today?" David Rettew M.D. wrote a wonderful article about 100 Questions to Ask Your Teen.
As a parent, we need to keep it real.
And not boring.
Here at The Brilliant Dyslexic, as the founder of the company, I believe in the power of dyslexia. When I say dyslexia is a great asset, I really believe it with my whole mind and heart.
All you really need to do is look at most successful people in the world, and they usually wither have dyslexia or ADD/ADHD, or both!