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I have an 11 year old with reading difficulties. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
I am concerned that he has some sort of reading disorder. He has been viewed by his teachers as lazy for all of these years. I truly don't believe that he is just lazy it is like he just doesn't get it. He is a very intelligent child and is very compassionate and caring.
I am unsure if his reading is tied to his spelling and his handwriting. His spelling is horrible. It always has been. His handwriting has also been a huge challenge. It is almost impossible to read and teachers have simply passed him as they could not read what he wrote. I have put him through thousands of dollars of occupational therapy for his writing with virtually no improvement. We have also tried using raised line papers with no real improvment.
I am meeting with the school in two weeks to yet again request he be evaluated but I find it hard to request special testing when I don't know what I want them to test him for. I have 2 siblings and a father with dyslexia however I feel that my son see's the letters correctly, he just cant process the words as a whole, if that makes sense. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.