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Dyslexia/ working memory- help available in an independent school?

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glitterbiscuits Fri 20-Oct-17 12:05:49

My dd failed her 11 Plus by 6 marks. We were lucky that we could afford a small, non selective independent school for her. She has had an assessment ( news to me!) and they say she shows “ a few signs of dyslexia is her learning profile”

In primary school she was assessed as her spelling and maths were weak. She was and still is an excellent reader. They found no signs of dyslexia but some of a poor working memory. Which I’m inclined to agree with. She is also one of life great procrastinators.

Her first grades have just come out. She got 4 for maths ( below average) and 5 for English- just about ok. All the other subjects we 6/7s and an 8 for languages.

I have no experience of dyslexia. My image of it is that letters are written the wrong way Bs for Ds etc. I suspect that is far too simpler.

So my questions are can anyone help me understand dyslexia and secondly what support can I expect?
The school is now close for half term for this week and next so I’m going to fret!

glitterbiscuits Fri 20-Oct-17 12:08:05

The test she took was the GL dyslexia screening

LadyRosalieBeauchamp Fri 20-Oct-17 19:09:43

Have a look at the Crested website this will help

glitterbiscuits Fri 20-Oct-17 20:14:58

Thanks looks like there is a great deal of information there

EducationAngel Sat 21-Oct-17 13:27:10

Hi Glitterbiscuits,

I'm a specialist dyslexia teacher & I'd recommend you look at the British Dyslexia Association website. It has lots of useful information including a checklist for indicators of dyslexia which may be a useful starting point.

In terms of support available - Independent schools differ with regards to the type and amount of support that they can offer. Ask to speak to the SENCo or Head of Learning Support they should be able to help. If school cannot provide support 'in house' you could consider employing a private tutor for your dd.

Hope this helps

glitterbiscuits Sat 28-Oct-17 20:14:20

Thanks. As most of the problems seem to be working memory it seems to be a tricky thing to find tuition for,
I’m going to speak to the SENCO when school returns next week.

tanjanavarro Wed 14-Feb-18 21:13:39

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GreenTulips Thu 15-Feb-18 10:48:29

There's more to Dyslexia than reading - it's a learning disability that will and should give her additional time to process.

She may be disorganised, forgetful, teachers should write down her homework or provide sheets or she could screenshot on her phone etc

There's loads of info and FB groups

MandyElliottSA Fri 02-Mar-18 14:02:30

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