Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dyslexia-Recognizing it in a Child

Dyslexia-Recognizing it in a Child With four children of my own, I feel that I have quite a bit of experience with learning patterns and individual needs. When my oldest son was in kindergarten, I recognized that he was learning differently than my other children. The first sign I saw was when he'd try to spell words, and he would begin to write them backwards. The teacher reassured me that it was normal, and he would be fine after sometime. In first grade, the class was on its way to memorizing sight words, and many of them. When I made flash cards for him to practice with, he would start sounding them out from end to beginning. The teacher reassured me that is was normal, and he would be fine after sometime. I held my son back in first grade because of his struggle with reading and felt I made the right decision. By the middle of his second year of first grade, I was frustrated and anxious.