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Stopyourhavering Fri 04-Nov-16 17:04:13

I'm new on this topic but have been posting on another forum about my 3 dcs ( dd 22'dd19 and ds 17) all 3 have various degrees of dyslexia, dyscalculia , dyspraxia, dysgraphia Irlen syndrome, so have been through the mill with each of them since before they went to school. ( there is a very strong family history, so we had our suspicions early on)
It has been a minefield getting each of them assessed as they are all above average intelligence - dh has IQ of 168 but very poor short term memory!)
However eldest dd is now doing a post grad teaching diploma ( at a RG uni) after getting a 2:1 MA Hons this summer- she's just done a placement at primary school, where she was assigned a little boy with dyslexia ( teacher didn't know my daughter had dyslexia) anyway little boy was so distraught as he couldn't read and thought he was thick....until my dd told him about her dyslexia and fact she didn't read a novel till she was 14!
We always believed in her, despite SENCO at her first secondary school saying she'd be lucky to get a few GCSEs ( she got 11 and 4 A levels!- at another school!)
We've had to keep nagging to get ed psych assessments , extra help etc and it's not been easy especially when their peers seem to breeze through school
I guess what I'm saying is keep fighting for your children, there are many good teachers out there, it is the education system that is still flawed!
All mine were late developers and have their strengths as well as their weaknesses, just find what they do well and tap into that as a way of increasing their knowledge and confidence
Sorry this is so long but I know what many of you are experiencing....I was there 20 yrs ago

ispymincepie Fri 04-Nov-16 20:46:46

Lovely post. Well done all of you flowers

Trying2bgd Tue 08-Nov-16 22:24:10

Thank you for sharing. I've just put up a ranting post so am really pleased to read your post which gives me hope.

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