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DD mildly dyslexic

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fridayfreedom Thu 20-Sep-12 23:15:20

DD 16 is mildly dyslexic. She finds ready slow and says the words get blurry and ? move around.
She has reading glasses which she says don't help but the optician says her eyes haven't changed.
She has just started A levels so needs to do more reading. She did well at GCSE A* in art/textiles, B's in everything else, C in Eng lit, so clearly manages reading in the main.
Any ideas where to go from here...another optician or some kind of specialist??

sashh Fri 21-Sep-12 06:23:09

Have you tried coloured overlays? www.crossboweducation.com/Coloured_overlays_for_reading.htm

Consider a kindle so that books can be read to her.

Yes the words do move around, and it is worse when you are tired.

The best way to describe it is when you look at the lane lines in a swimming pool - they appear to move, but when you put your head under water they stop moving.

BlackandGold Fri 21-Sep-12 16:37:44

If she's planning on going to university it would be a good idea to see an Educational Psychologist regarding the dyslexia and the visual stress.
The report can then be used as medical evidence if she wants to apply for Disabled Students Allowance, which will give her extra help and support at Uni.

www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/EducationAndTraining/HigherEducation/DG_10034898

And yes, coloured overlays are a good idea plus she can change the screen colour on her pc to something more suitable for her

RagingDull Fri 21-Sep-12 16:40:54

was just going to say - at A level or 6th form the ed psyche should do a full assessment - the college should sort it.

dd also found she had dyslexia a few months ago aged 15. my ds has it quite severely too - he was tested and dx in college and they supported him with an IEP (sort of....support was a bit in short supply but i guess they showed willing)

at uni they get literally every single bit of help available thrown at them - ds is there now with a lap top and stacks of software that does all his reading for him.

fridayfreedom Fri 21-Sep-12 17:57:05

Thanks for your replies.
Have emailed the local dyslexic organisation for advice and will also contact her college. Thanks

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