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Trevor's Story

Posted on May 24, 2016 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Our grandson has struggled since kindergarten with understanding letters as well as reading in general. His mother knew something was wrong and talked with his teacher several times. The explanation she received was that sometimes boys take longer to read and therefore nothing was unusual. As he started 1st grade

the same problem persisted and again she was told the same thing. Your son will learn in time. Now the suggestion was tha...

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Aaron's Story

Posted on May 24, 2016 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I would like to share our dyslexia story in hopes that it will raise awareness of the need 20%, or 1 in5 of all children in school have for recognition and help in their education; and with that awareness, change how public education and educators are enabled to help these children.

Aaron was born in 2002, the 11th child in our family of 13. He was a beautiful baby with big, blue eyes, dark hair, and curly eyelashes. How we loved his...

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Kindergarten- the awful year

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Jared began Kindergarten excited! He was able to ride the big bus and see his brother at school. He loved the social aspect!  It wasn't long before he didn't want to get on the bus and got off the bus crying- he hated school.  It was devastating to see my son who was so bright and excited to learn come home and tell me he was 5 years old.

We would practice letters M-R-S-T over and over every chance we got...he just...

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Danny's Story

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Danny has always hated school because he could not read and spell. No matter how hard he tried, he just couldn’t get it. He was finally put in an IEP program after his 1st grade year after we said there would be NO RETENTION. He did catch up some and was put into reading recovery. Still day to day, Danny hated school. He just hated it and tried every excuse not to go, however, we made him go and make every effort. While he was making some progress, he seemed to...

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Maya's Story

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Then came Maya! Last year was a struggle for Maya in Kindergarten Maya's teacher noticed she was struggling to focus on education materials and looked lost or confused, but again was a bright kid.  Her teacher was nervous about her not having pre-reading skills she would need for 1st grade and struggling to memorize her alphabet. She didn't know the sounds of alphabet, and could not hear or make the sounds verbally.   Her teacher was thinking retaining co...

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Isabelle's Story

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Isabelle was diagnosed in 2nd grade after I noticed reading, writing and spelling was hard for her.   I noticed and I wanted better for her as Istruggled with all three things too as a kid.  The school was not overly concerned as she was a bright kid and was succeeding in everything else at school.  I would ask the teacher each year if they were noticing her struggling to read and they would tell me just read to her, read read they would ...

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Brody's Story

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

My son Brody's story is very similar to Lauren's.  As he was learning to read in the second half of his kindergarten year it was like deja vu.  He couldn't retain words page to page, guessed at words based on pictures, and could not sound out the words however he knew all of his sounds individually.  I wanted to test him immediately but it was recommended not to test until the age of 6 so we waited out the rest of school year until the end of May when he t...

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Lauren's Story

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

When Lauren was in kindergarten and first grade I noticed as she was learning to read that she struggled to retain how to read words and sound them out. It was also very apparent that she used the pictures in books to guess words.  She is a very intelligent little girl so it was hard for us as her parents to understand why she was having such a hard time learning to read and progress.  

We met with Lauren's first grade teacher...

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Sage's Story

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Our official journey with dyslexia came when our son, Sage, was 8 years old in 3rd grade. Although now that we understand what dyslexia is, we look back and see that he was showing signs in preschool. From preschool through 2nd grade, Sage was enrolled in a small, private Catholic school. During kindergarten screening, the teachers were concerned with his handwriting. It was unusually sloppy and he was still having trouble writing and spelling his own name. We decide...

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A Concerned Parents Story

Posted on May 21, 2016 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

My son had always struggled with reading.  Since he was in Kindergarten, I knew something was not quite right but never could figure it out.  I asked his first grade teacher if it could be Dyslexia.  She assured me it was not, and she was not worried about reading.  She was concerned about his lack of focus.  He attended a private Christian school until 3rd grade.  They noticed his reading and spelling struggles in second grade and put him i...

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