my 7 year old daughter is showing signs of dyslexia

@ESKARENA1 (18304)
December 1, 2006 3:13am CST
my 7 year old daughter is showing signs of dyslexia. She is very bright but has a short attention span and finds it difficult to translate her verbal knowledge in to the written word. We have been told that in school she is behind her class mates and this is effecting her self-esteem, but the school doesnt want to do anything, is there anything we can do?
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@nhtpscd (1418)
• Australia
21 Dec 06
The is a helpful link I found on the net when I was studying childcare check it out. http://www.dore.com.au/?c1=AW:Australia&source=Dyslexia:Dyslexia:S:1&kw=dyslexia Short attention span is not that uncommon in children. The sight above covers various other things as well I hope it helps.
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
21 Dec 06
thanx for your input thats a great help i think this is the better way to take part in a discussion not just say i dont know, ty again
@re08dz (1941)
• Australia
18 Dec 06
The first thing you want to do is get her professionally tested. There are many forms of dyslexia, and they are treated in different ways, so you'll want to know what you're dealing with. Maybe things like coloured glasses will help, helping her to understand that she's just as clever as everyone else in her class she just learns things differently - my son for example has to find new ways to understand what his teacher is teaching him so it makes sense to him.
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@jain82 (631)
• India
21 Dec 06
sorry i m single +
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
21 Dec 06
so why reply to a question you have nothing to add to?
@vikceo (1301)
• India
21 Dec 06
yes that is serious. as per me you should first move to a child doctor who can really diagnose the problem with your daughter. like if she is really having some problems in her normal growth?? if yes then what could be the reasons.. after getting a clear understanding about it then make a decision that if even that school is suitable for your child or not?? hope this helps
@jaginfo2006 (1757)
• India
1 Dec 06
well i am not sure of the real problem.