As a parent there are things in life I had hoped my children would never have to face. My fears have strictly based on my personal experiences in life, so when my son had to start wearing glasses at the age of 18 months, I cried. I wore glasses as a child and I know how cruel other kids can be to a child wearing glasses. I experienced the teasing and never wanted that for any of my children.
And now, today marks another fear realized. My son most likely has dyslexia and today we have begun our battle with the school district to get him the help he needs. Now I say "most likely" has dyslexia because he has not officially been tested. That is something my husband and I will have to have done on a private basis, the school district does not even recognize Dyslexia as a learning disability!! I know only too well that it IS a learning disabilty!! I have a sister with Dyslexia and have watched her struggle throughout her life. I never wanted that for any of my children!!
So, today I submit my letter of request for assessment and my school district has 15 days to respond to my request. They can deny, but they have to have strong reasons for denial, which if by doing so they would have to flat out lie about his abilities. My son is 8years old and reads at a 5year old level!
Please wish us luck as we begin to travel the frustrating and looooong road ahead.