MY SON IS DYSLEXIC. WHAT KIND OF READING PROGRAM SHOULD THE PUBLIC SCHOOL PROVIDE FOR HIM? HE STRUGGLES WITH READING, WRITING AND SPELLING. HE WAS TAKING THE CORRECTIVE READING PROGRAM BUT WAS DISTRUPTIVE IN CLASS SO THEY KICKED HIM OUT OF THE PROGRAM.
Speak to your schools director of special services to see what is available for your son. As a child diagnosed with ADD he is entitled to a 504 designation granting him services. work with your pediatrician to be part of the school team to enable his support. he may also benefit from private tutoring if that is possible. Work on this aggressively to avoid later school issues. Get the administration of the school on your side, and best wishes for a great outcome.
Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics
I have Dyslexia and ADHD. I'm a sophomore in high school.
I remember 6 and 7th grade. It sucked, I hated being Dyslexic and I felt that no matter how hard I tried I'd just fail in school, which I did, so I stopped trying. My grades went down from a B to a D, towards the end of 7 grade. I got into music and stared playing the drums. My grades went back up to a B. When Ii stared the drums, for some strange reason, school got easier than it had been. Going into 8th I stared playing the guitar and played blackball and cheer and my grades went up again, to an A. I feel that just getting interested in some thing can help, it gets your mind off Dyslexia. This past year I had a report I had to do on someone or something that made a difference in my life, so I did on music and how that help me in school and in life so I stared researching "Dyslexia Drummers" and I found this story at the link i put below about Pat Gesualdo, you really need to check it out!