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High functioning dyslexia

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flowerpowergirl Wed 23-Apr-14 15:48:30

DS (8) just diagnosed with dyslexia. He has difficulty reading and writing but we are told has 'very superior' intelligence in just about all other areas. We live abroad so are very lucky to have him in a private school but clueless as to what we should be expecting of the school. We are meeting with EP next week to find out more especially what support she recommends but any suggestions of what I should be pressing for would really help. I'm especially concerned with levels of frustration DS is currently experiencing. He understands so much but feels an idiot (as he constantly tells me - breaks my heart) when he has trouble reading or writing down his amazing ideas. Does anyone have any experience of this and if so what interventions have helped? Thanks.

nonicknameseemsavailable Thu 24-Apr-14 12:11:23

Have a google for dual and multiple exception children. Basically those that are very bright but who have a specific learning difficulty or other condition affecting their learning.

My daughter has a very high IQ but a language disorder, visual disorder and a couple of other problems. It causes lots of anxiety and frustration for her. We only found out a few weeks ago though so not too sure where we go from here.

the important bit as I understand it is that they are given work at their intellectual level and then suitable support for their work at that level, same as an average child with the same problem would be given.

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