DS is Yr8. Despite his difficulties with writing, he is a good writer and has a flair for language. He has written something for English that I doubt will get above a Level 4. If he could only put in the punctuation correctly, it would probably be a Level 6 - the content and vocabulary is good. I don't think he can ever be a good speller but can he learn punctuation?
I have auditory processing disorder but I have still managed A-Levels, degree, Masters and a good job. I think these SpLDs can hold people back but it doesn't mean that people with them are not talented. I do worry about my DSs though.
Same here: DS is diagnosed too with auditory processing problem but he did fantastic in 6 A Levels. He is in the v superior scale of ability (top 1%) . A SLDs does not stop people being gifted. Do plan ahead for your DSs with what they want to do and study/. There are ways to deal with SLDs and an Ed Ps would advise well. I found this article from Yale very good: paradox-of-dyslexia-slow-reading-fast-thinking
HelpOneAnother I am pleased with your comment. Often, a person with dyslexia and SLDs will also have special abilities and talents associated with superior visual-spatial skills. A diagnostic assessment report by an ed ps is set out according to guidelines by DfES 2005. Results will include a breakdown of several components and the IQ and strategies to follow; which is extremely useful. Usually a parent funds the diagnosis because NHS does not fund it. But certain universities will fund the cost of an Ed Ps for their students - as in my DS case.
Some times there several SLDs are present in the same person and this information here by Imperial C is v good.