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from other parents for supporting a child with dyslexia. Share
ideas and methods that you have found to be successful for supporting your child.

Finding the right school Finding
a school with a positive approach to dyslexic children or teenagers is very hard.
In general, the best approach is to try to contact the Dyslexia Association or
Learning Difficulties Association in the area, and see if they have any helpful
feedback from their members about local schools.
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Local contacts new!
Local
contacts, groups, bookshops and centers.

IEPs and the IDEA (USA) Each
public school child who receives special education and related services must have
an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Each IEP must be designed for one student
and must be a truly individualized document. The IEP creates an opportunity for
teachers, parents, school administrators, related services personnel, and students
(when appropriate) to work together to improve educational results for children
with disabilities.
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Dyslexia Symptoms
Dyslexia
is the commonest cause of learning difficulties for children and young people
in schools and colleges. The word comes from the Greek meaning 'difficulty with
words'. The condition is often
referred to as a 'specific learning difficulty', usually with symptoms
such as difficulty with writing and spelling, and sometimes with reading and working
with numbers.
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Dyslexia and math/s
I
truly believe that children need to learn the BASICS of math at an early ago.
Like counting apples and oranges. Counting is the basic fundamental of math. If
you have difficulty counting and recognizing numbers then intervention must occur
to secure the thought process
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Oregon Court Victory
A victory in the Oregon courts
means that dyslexic youngsters will now be able to use spell-checkers in statewide
tests after a long battle fought by parents.

FAQs
What is dyslexia?
It is a specific
learning difficulty affecting a person's ability to deal with text, and often
numbers as well. Dyslexia is estimated to occur in about 8% of the population.
Similar to color blindness, it is a permanent disability which needs continuous
support through schooling, but which is often accompanied by strengths in areas
such as creative work physical co-ordination and empathy with other people.
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Dyslexia Parents Resource

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to providing information and advice for parents whose children are, or may be,
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Courses in the Teaching of Children
with Dyslexia (or similar difficulties) Dyslexia
Parents' CourseDyslexia
Certificate CourseMany
parents, teachers, and teaching assistants find themselves responsible for the
education or support of a dyslexic child or teenager but do not feel equippped
with the knowledge about dyslexia or the teachniques and strategies to
help. Our distance learning multi-media courses provide
practical training in how to support and teach a child who is, or may be, suffering
from dyslexia, either in school or at home.

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courses provide
training in the particular learning needs of dyslexic children,
and the areas in which they experience difficulty, especially spelling, reading,
writing and math/s. They focus on practical methods and strategies
which parents and teachers can use to raise achievement levels in children and
teenagers.What
is the difference between the Certificate Course and the Parents' Course?
Mother
Seeks District's Help with
Dyslexic Daughter.
- One mother in the El Paso school district
tells ABC-7 that the district wanted to retain her daughter because of a undiagnosed
reading problem.Ms. Ballesteros says her daughter has
had learning difficulties since Kindergarten, but the problem was "ignored by
teachers."
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Bringing
up a dyslexic child is a challenging task for most of us. How do you support your
child? How do you help them learn to read and spell? Which is the best school
to choose? Are there any organizations that can help? How to you deal with the
school? How should you help your child with their homework?Read
how to start up your own Parents Group in
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Multi-sensory
teaching methods - teaching a child - using all their senses. What
causes this condition? - the two major causes - inherited traits and ear
infections early in life. The
sounds the letters make - how to help your child read and spell using
the sounds of the letters. Where
can I get my child tested? - overview of the testing scene by John Bradford.
The symptoms of
dyslexia - how to recognize the symptoms in children.
Dyslexia - what causes it? - John Bradford
summarizes the latest research. Grade
retention - is it such a good idea?
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Special Educational Needs (UK) The
Code of Practice on Special Educational Needs, is published by the Department
for Education and Employment (DFEE). It is based on the legal requirements for
special educational needs.

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Sounds the Letters Make How
Parents Can HelpSchool
Support for a Dyslexic Child new!
Before my daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia, I battled for a year with the
school to have her assessed. Before she hit the 3rd grade, she would get 10/10
for spellings, and was top in all subjects. A few weeks into her reaching the
3rd grade she refused to go to school ...

Help your child at home
Hearing
Your Child Read - The Golden Rule - showing how to improve your child's
reading by following the 'Golden Rule'!

Books
and Software - for dyslexic children and teens.
Diet
Children's
diet linked to disorders - Rigorous
scientific research shows that the performance of underachieving children, some
of whom were also disruptive, improved dramatically when their diets were supplemented
with fish oils.
Dyslexia and bullying
Dealing
with bullying - Bullying of children with dyslexia is very common,
and can seriously affect their self-esteem. Even verbal bullying can have a dreadful
impact, and needs to be dealt with seriously, usually by asking the school to
arrange a mediation meeting between the child who is bullying and the child being
bullied.

Approaching your child's school Your
child is failing at school. What can you do? The
day that Amanda Royle decided to go and speak to her son Steven's teacher about
his spelling was a scary one. The last time Mary had been in school, apart from
a couple of crowded Parents' Evenings, was when she was at school herself as a
child. The memories flooded in . . . the bullying . . being told off by the teachers
. . .
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Testing and assessment
There
are two types of tests for possible dyslexia: screening tests and comprehensive
tests.
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