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Daughter aged 6 year 2 struggling

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Mel86 Sat 30-Mar-13 13:17:50

We've had parents evening last week I was so upset our daughter has always struggled since starting school she's an August child and is the youngest in her class, anyway the teacher has now offered for her to have a one to one after easter which I'm pleased with also she's still working at year 1 level which is worrying she finds reading really hard. The teacher has asked us to get her hearing checked out we don't see why though she can hear everythinh also she mentioned she's showing signs of dyslexia but can't be tested until she's 7

littlemiss06 Sat 30-Mar-13 13:30:30

Might be worth getting it checked just to rule everything out, has she had her eyes checked too? I understand how worrying it is my little girl is also in year 2 and struggling. Have you spoken to the Senco? They may be able to get her seen by the educational psychologist who can assess her learning and any problems.

Mel86 Sat 30-Mar-13 13:39:20

I've made an appointment for her eyes and hearing, as for the senco it's all new to me so wasn't sure what to do the teacher has things set up for him not sure what yet though

Mel86 Sat 30-Mar-13 13:39:50

Her I mean

tinytalker Mon 01-Apr-13 17:41:21

Ask the Optician to check for Convergence Insufficiency and mention that she is struggling at school.

ipadquietly Mon 01-Apr-13 18:28:25

Just to say that it's wise to get the hearing checked. I once taught a child who was having lots of difficulties academically and was being supported by several outside agencies such as OT, EP and SALT.

Her hearing was checked in the summer term in Year 2 and she was found to be deaf in both ears. The audiology report identified the sounds she couldn't hear, which (surprise, surprise) were the exact sounds she was having problems with in her reading. She has been wearing hearing aids ever since, and is making progress academically (Y4).

SchnitzelVonKrumm Mon 01-Apr-13 18:38:02

Please get her hearing checked, and don't be fobbed off by the GP. Even a minor hearing loss can mean a struggle to discriminate between sounds in the way that teaching through phonics assumes they can.

Myinboxisfull Tue 02-Apr-13 12:57:36

Ring the school nurse who will sort out a hearing test for you, that's the kind of thing they're there for. School secretary can give you the tell number. Otherwise, if you call you 'old' HV she will be able to give you the number.

stressyBessy22 Tue 02-Apr-13 16:24:56

I think the teacher is being a bit alarmist tbh. If your DD had been a few days younger then she would be in Y1. By the end of next term some of the Y1 children will be only a few weeks shy of 7, which is older than your Y2 daughter is now.That is the most likely explanation of why she is working at Y1 level!!

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