Hi I'm in Scotland in an area where dyslexia is not officially recognised until age 12 ish so no interventions before then (and little after, from what I can tell). Ds is 8, year 3 (having repeated year 1 at our request). His current spelling list inc the words: nurse, burger, thursday, saturday, injury, burst, curse, curve, church, futher which he attempted as: nues, burg, thurddday, satday, injre, bust, curs, curv, frthe, curk. Last week he got 0/10 for spelling. week before 3/10. this week not looking good. His reading is a bit better: he is stage 7 of 'all aboard' books. Reading levels not discussed with parents at school I am at. Ed Psy has been involved and says there is a 'delay in processing' but blames the 'effortful writing' and poor spelling on our having changed schools (from 1 local one to another!). The school simply says they will 'move him down a group'. He is already a year behind. He cries and hits his head when doing his spellings and says he is stupid.
Does this look / sound like dyslexia to anyone else?
my ds had a cows milk allergy when young and has severe grass pollen allergy and, wierdly, an allergy to petrochemical products (vaseline brings him out in a whole body flush). but not severe enough for epipen etc. Family history of allergies/eczema/asthma. Dont know if there is an established scientific link though?
Not sure of the details but do teach in Scotland. This is not true of all areas. In my area of Highland he would get lots and lots of help and support. Can you look up - can someone help? The relevant Act which was about 09/10 which is about meeting the needs of every child? You might be able to quote that. Moving countries seems a bit extreme. How close are you to another LA? School?
Ds tested by private school for dyslexia. He scores age 16-24 in British Pic Vocab IQ scale but handwriting is around age 5, afaik, and reading around 6. He is 8.5. The gap between his IQ and his functioning at school is huge. Dad is dyslexic, so is Grandad, they say he is just like them. He says the words jump,move,blur etc. He feels in colours, he is very noise and movement sensitive, so not just dyslexia going on, but defo that too. Twould be nice if school stopped telling him he was ' unacceptably slow' and a 'dimwit'. Which area of highland are you in roseformeplease? I know it is patchy and some parts of Scotland are good, but not mine, sad to say.