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! Thanks
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.