So, yeah I’ve been quiet here a bit. Had a lot going on. I have adult braces. Not flattering. Check out my YouTube channel to see videos there is a link to a video in a older blog I’m sure. If not look up Monroe Fayte or Jennifer Stansberry.
Well, me and my husband have known for awhile our son has some struggles with writing. Sometimes its just a backwards letter or number to spelling we have to decode but, Aiden knows what it is. I have brought this up and had it brushed off as he’s young for his grade. Here you start school at 5 no sooner. You MUST be 5. Well, he turned 5 his first day of kindergarten. Yay aiden. So, yes he just turned 12 I mean August baby and is in the 7th grade.
Recently my husband found some work of his as they don’t really do homework at his school (they piled it on me when I went there). He points out that aiden has several misspellings of simple words. I am sure you can tell that English, writing, spelling isn’t my strong suit. It is my husband and daughters.
A 504 Meeting To Start The Year
See I do these twice a year because he had food allergies. At the first one I spoke with the principal who I adore. I express my concerns I know Aiden is very smart for his age. Yet some of his grades do not show this. She agrees to set up an S Team meeting to see what everyone else thinks. Well, cut to the chase they highly suspect he has a form of dyslexia. I thought this. My husband did as well but, we never spoke to one another about that being the underlying issue. He reads well silently. He comprehends well. He how ever can not read aloud well AT ALL. It is crazy to see the numbers on paper. He looks average to slightly above then he bottoms out on reading aloud. OK , so this is a typical thing with people with dyslexia. I had no clue. I know adults with it that I would have never known to have it until it somehow came into conversation.
Well, they are gonna test his hearing and vision. He will have some classroom observations. Academic Achievement assessment in the specific areas of worry. Spelling, reading, and math. Intellectual Functioning. Also, a review on somethings we already have a baseline for.
Now I Know Some Parents Would Not Do This I Have
I have told Aiden up front about this. Because it is already changing his schedule at school to get a better assessment. I have tried explaining how this works. Meaning explaining what dyslexia is. He has a good friend with a pretty sevier case. Aiden doesn’t judge her. Remember he has been around my non verbal special needs brother his entire life. But, now he starts either trying to joke about it….how he deals with something’s or he’s seriously asking me if he’s stupid. Which he isn’t. He is smarter in a lot of areas that most adults aren’t. I don’t want this to denfine him. This is a safe place for me to speak up to mostly strangers. I don’t feel like speaking out to some I know. I rather wait until we know more.
My question is this, how many of you have this diagnosis? How have you handled it and how can I help him realize he isn’t stupid as he says?
I feel bad because I have pushed him saying I know you can do better. Hoping it was laziness. I can’t do that any longer.
I Hope All Is Well