Is dyslexia really THIS misunderstood? I was looking up information on dyslexia for my niece and have come to feel our youngest son really could be dealing with dyslexia. He could read before kindergarten but as he progressed through school he was in reading recovery in grade one. He is intelligent but his standardized test marks are always low - I always thought of his kindergarten teachers words that "he is probably just your average boy" in the back of my mind.
He is having more difficulty now that he is in 6th grade and his teachers said to me when I mentioned it "I have not seen him make letters or numbers backwards" - oh my! The reversal of letters and digits is only a small piece as far as I can tell.... so why do teachers not know this. The most prominent symptoms I observe with him is - lack of depth perception, he is always being told to apply himself,poor test scores, lack of organization,easily frustrated, says his eyes hurt after reading for a long period of time and a few others. I am planning on getting his eyes checked. I e-mailed the principal and reading teacher but nothing has really happened.... any tips or advice on how to help? questions to ask? anything?
I think he has been able to get by to this point but as the work is getting more difficult he cannot compensate anymore. Thanks - Courtney