I believe that my eldest daughter has dyslexia...

United States
April 29, 2008 10:07am CST
She's only 6 years old, but she has nearly all the symptoms, according to the information I have and have been able to find since we started to suspect. All the things dyslexic children tend to be delayed in, she is. All the things dyslexic children tend to excel at, she has. And, so forth. Surprisingly, as common as dyslexia seemingly is, I haven't been able to find very many local resources, or too many people, even in the public school's special needs people, who know too much about it or what to do in order to help her. We've known for a while now that she's had an issue processing language and sequences (like, alphabetical order, or counting from 1-50 without mixing up numbers). But, none of the doctors we've been to have been able to help much, other then to rule out particular various diseases. And the places in California that are supposed to be able to help me, quite frankly, don't seem all together competent. And, so, I would love to hear about any experiences you've had with people, particularly children, who have dyslexia. I'd also like to hear about, and look over, any resources you might know of; methods for teaching language arts and math for dyslexic children, testing centers in southern California that specialize in dyslexia, etc.
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
29 Apr 08
Have you checked with the Southern California Dyslexia Institute? http://www.scdyslexia.com/aboutus.htm I am sure they would have some ideas about where you can begin. Or at least what resources may be available in your area. Just don't give up. Keep looking for answers until you are satisfied.
• United States
30 Apr 08
I hadn't stumbled across that site yet. And, I have been searching like mad! Thank you so much for giving me the link. I can't even tell you how grateful I am. They sound like they might be able to help and give me exactly what I've been looking for!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
30 Apr 08
My son is 8 now, but when he was that age we were a little concerned that he might be dyslexic. Now, a few years later he seems to have outgrown the things that had us worried. I hope that you are able to get some answers to your questions.
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