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|Wed, 04-14-2004 - 10:31am|
My dd, who is 7 and in 1st grade, has recently been diagnosed with dyslexia. I have known in my gut for some time that this might be the problem, but after going through 1st grade and not learning to read, I had her tested independently (by a licensed school psychologist). I did it that way b/c I felt the school was taking too much time. (Although in their defense, I do feel that they moved more quickly with her than others). Right now, I am awaiting the results of their (school) testing before they compare......and then we meet and hammer out a plan. Overall, I do not trust the school (After all its a business and the bottom line in business is $$$, right). I do feel the principal is an advocate, as well as dd's homeroom teacher. I don't trust the school psychologist either. She seems too hardened, too distant and uncaring. Whether this is accurate or not, I just do not know. As far as the district goes, its quite wealthy and has several blue ribbon schools within the district.
Her teacher has been absolutely great. Her reading support teacher does not believe her test results. I can just read it within her voice, words and mannerisms. (although in *her* defense, I know she greatly cares for my dd)
So, I was wondering if I am in the right place and what are your childrens' special needs?