Nothing is more hurtful and difficult than watching your child with dyslexia go to school and feel like a failure. It’s painful to watch him curl up inside himself, embarrassed, frustrated, and not understanding why learning has to be such a struggle. Why reading comes so easily to the other kids and not to him.
There are pros and cons to labeling anything. When we label something, it becomes locked in time, and it becomes the new reality. For those in the medical and educational establishments, the label (or diagnosis) is irrefutable fact—that’s the way it is, period. To them, once you have a child with dyslexia, it’s a lifelong
One of the most common signs and symptoms of dyslexia is the inability to distinguish right from left. This isn’t a challenge only children have. I’ve seen adults with dyslexia who have trouble telling the difference. You may be thinking, “How can my child not know his right from his left? It makes me wonder
If dyslexia can really be reversed, then why hasn’t anyone told you? Why isn’t it on the news everywhere? (I’ve often wondered that myself, and I’m doing what I can to get the word out.) That’s a great question, and the answer is simple. Reversing dyslexia is unique to just a few people’s healthcare practices,
As you maneuver through the maze of finding help for your child with dyslexia, you are bound to run into those who are not supportive. They think they’re being helpful, but they’re not. They range from grandparents who believe there are no issues to other parents who may or may not have children with dyslexia
If your child is falling behind in school, tutoring has probably crossed your mind a few times. Tutors, whether they are private individuals or work through a franchised learning center, may be either highly beneficial for your child or a disappointing use of time and money. When it comes to tutoring and dyslexia, finding the
One of the joys of what I do is giving families hope and help for their children with dyslexia. I love writing and sharing as much information as I can to help you make an educated decision when it comes to dyslexia treatments. When I get excited about how I can help your child, I
In our previous blogs, we’ve discussed reasons why dyslexia is so misunderstood and it’s so difficult to find help for your child with dyslexia. Much of the problem stems from not looking at the whole child when exploring learning difficulties. We discussed dyslexia using the analogy of a tree—the leaves, the branches, and the trunk.
“It [dyslexia] is the most misunderstood of all disorders because it is incorrectly perceived as a reading problem owing to mental reversal or transposition of letters.” ~Robert Melillo, fellow Doctor of Chiropractic and teacher of Childhood Development Disorders classes for the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation. Not only do I agree with Dr.
I had so much fun collecting the expert quotes on dyslexia that I ended up with more than I needed for one blog post. Please enjoy this next batch of quotations from experts. Some of these I keep in mind when I’m working with children with dyslexia. Others inspire me to continue my work to