THROUGH THE EYES OF DYSLEXIA
There she goes into that big brick building. Am I afraid for her or me? She does not talk too much and she could care less about reading. I thought the third child would be easier. Something is different. I have been through chronic asthma, ADHD, insomnia and every childhood dilemma imaginable, but I cannot seem to put my finger on this one.
Tia is a five year old girl with a wonderful imagination who loves the outdoors. She always loves when I read to her but now that she is older she does not want to learn to read. She cannot write her name and has no desire to write her name. At the pre-screening for kindergarten and old militarian looking woman proceeded to lecture me on how far behind Tia is compared to most kids her age, suggesting I had failed her.
Now the day has come. Tia has to face her future and I have to face the fact that she is going to struggle. I really don’t know who is more scared. Well, the first year proceeds as expected. Tia struggles and finds school frustrating. At parent teacher conferences I express my concerns but am met with smiles and comments that I should not worry. “Some kids are late bloomers,” I am told. By years end my fears are validate
This problem of not diagnosing reading impairments during the early school years makes achieving the standards set by our educational system much more difficult. Charles Schwab has battle dyslexia all of his life and now runs a fortune 500 company. The next few months were very busy with testing and assessments. However, I get to deal with all the down sides. If this system is not working properly one must concentrate extremely hard to remember which hand a watch is on or recall which hand to use for the pledge of allegiance. REFERENCESLevinson, Harold. Dyslexia is a valid medical condition that does have a cure. She gets to be in a very small classroom where she will get lots of one on one instruction.