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DORE Programme

(11 Posts)
stressedbutfabulous Wed 19-Oct-11 17:26:06

Hello - has anybody got any experience of how well the DORE programme works? My son H who is getting on for 8 has the reading and writing ability of a 5 year old and we have been told that he has a range of learning difficulties (concentration and thought processing issues) in addition to severe dyslexia and possible dyspraxia.

The County will not provide a statutory assessment and the school cannot provide any further help beyond what they currently do which is clearly not enough. I heard about DORE through a friend who knew somebody that it had really helped in relation to reading, confidence and concentration. I am keen to give it a go but it requires real dedication for up to 18 months and not surprisingly about £2k in fees. Obviously I will find the money for this if it really is a worthwhile exercise but would value any comments from people who know a bit more other than the blurb on the website which is bound to paint a fantastic picture.

dolfrog Wed 19-Oct-11 17:37:02

The Dore program is an program which originated in the USA, to help a specific sub type of dyslexics. I know of a Um who has written a blog regarding her sons progress using the Dore program

stressedbutfabulous Wed 19-Oct-11 17:38:54

Does anyone know of a case where their Local Authority has granted a special needs statutory assessment for a profoundly dyslexic child? I am struggling to get any kind of acknowledgment of my son's need for specialist teaching within a village primary school. Whilst the school are doing everything they can within their teaching and funding provision to help him it clearly isn't enough. Any advice would be gratefully welcome.

lechildrenofthecornsilk Wed 19-Oct-11 17:40:45

bad science article here

IndigoBell Wed 19-Oct-11 17:41:12

Dore program is very similar to retained reflex therapy which a lot of us have used and rave about (search old threads about retained reflex therapy)

I also know one person (in RL!) who has used Dore and raves about it.

So I would recommend Dore or INPP, Sound Learning Centre, or Hemispheres.....

As well as highly, highly recommending Auditory Integration Training and GAPS diet.......

IndigoBell Wed 19-Oct-11 17:43:57

Dyslexia Treatments

(The bad science article does not say that DORE doesn't work. It says there is no proof it does work. Not the same thing at all.

It would be almost impossible to design an experiment to proved it did work.

My DS and DD have both improved dramatically through all the therapies we have done. No way you could prove that it is due to the therapies though. No way)

Anyway OP - don't go for specialist dyslexia tuition. Instead go for therapies to cure dyslexia.

My DD is severely dyslexic, and I am so close now to curing her.....

No way could tuition have ever got her to where she is now. She had underlying physical problems which had to be cured, which a tutor or school could not have cured.

dolfrog Wed 19-Oct-11 18:00:23

So what are these underlying physical problems.
You make wild claims but never produce any evidence what the specific problems were or how any of these problems have been cured, only that some change has happened as a result of you spending some money on a program.

Can you provide independent verification of nature of the original problems, a clinical diagnosis, and then a further clinical assessment of the long improvements after using each of the programs you promote. This would be more informative for all who read your posts here.

Pagwatch Wed 19-Oct-11 18:06:01

I am not aware that any of us have to prove anything we post.

People post their experiences, their views and opinions. They mat chose to link to an articles they wish but there is no obligation.

I am at a loss to ubderstand your aggressive and somewhat sneery post tbh. Am I missing something?

I don't really like sn section being used like that.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 19-Oct-11 18:53:17

I have to agree with pag, as parents we have to do the best we can with the information and resources we have. Just be because something hasn't been researched properly doesn't mean it didn't help anyone. Our children simply don't have the luxury of hanging about whilst we wait years for the academics to stop arguing.

However, what I find most odd about your post Dolfrog is that you do regularly criticise ABA (EIBI) which DOES have a good research record and berate parents for using that too. One thing is the honest truth though and that is that none of us are answerable to you for our choices of intervention.

AttilaTheMeerkat Wed 19-Oct-11 19:01:25

On what basis did the LEA refuse to issue a Statement. Did you appeal their decision at the time of refusal?.

(My guess is your LEA refused on grounds of cost).

stressedbutfabulous Thu 20-Oct-11 16:53:49

Hi Attila (and others)
The LEA stated that my son's learning needs could be met in his current mainstream school with the normal resources available (not true) and that he does not 'meet the criteria' for a child requiring a Statement (not sure what that is exactly). Nothing about money specifically but I'm guessing it has to do with that as Somerset is apparently one of the lowest statementing Counties. I have a copy of the SEN Code of Practice so will look up the criteria again.

I am amazed given that an independent private dyslexia assessment/psychological report we had done recently by Dr Gilda Palti concluded that without further help he would leave primary school unable to write or read which is horrifying to comprehend. I am going to go down the Appeal route after I've had a meeting with his Head Teacher after half term as apparently now he's seven he may be entitled to further help via the LA - again all very vague. Why can no health professional give me any clear advice?!

At any rate I'm going to go ahead and give Dore a try as I strongly believe that anything related to Retained Reflex Therapy will help him hugely with coordination, thought process, concentration, numeracy and literacy issues. He was very slow to crawl and talk and had hearing issues (glue ear) as a baby so to my mind this could well be linked to neurodevelopment delay which has in turned caused dyslexia and dyspraxia.

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