I think it's quite likely ds has it, and I'm worried in case the school are pushing him too hard in his reading and writing (both of which he finds extremely hard) as I've read that this is a bad idea.
I'm not sure what to do or how to get him some help - or even how to be sure he is dyslectic/dyslexic?
His father has dyslexia, and I've spoken to another mum this morning who said it can run in families.
It would kind of fit in with his difficulty with words and numbers I think?
These are my reasons for suspecting it: (He's 5.8)
- He can't read - he can sound out very, very simple words occasionally, but we get about two words per reading book, if we're lucky. I have to read the rest for him. (He's very resistant)
2. He will read a number or a word backwards, consistently - ie he will read the number 84 and ask me, 'What does 4 (and) 8 make mummy?'
3. He thinks 9 is b, d is p, the usual muddles. He can't remember a lot of letters let alone whole words.
4. (something the mum mentioned this morning) He can't say the days of the week or months of the year, doesn't understand concepts like yesterday or tomorrow or next week or a length of time such as an hour. it's all nonsense to him.
5. He's very bright and funny, excellent at making things, speaks wonderfully (was very early talker) but cannot ride a bike, tie laces, is totally chaotic and falls over and knocks things over a lot.
Can anyone shed any light on what I should be doing to help him - dyslexia or not? I said something to the head this morning who seemed very dismissive - I'm more anxious not to create more problems by pushing the reading etc than actually about getting him to read.
Thanks in antic.