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Problems With the School System About Dyslexia

I have a 10 year old daughter that i feel is dyslexic. I have had her tested through her dr. and once through the school. The dr agreed ...the school said she probably was but they didn't want to "label" her as dyslexic! She is currently in 5th grade but i have been told she will be retained if she doesn't pass the crct test this year! I am very upset and need some good advice.
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replied December 5th, 2007
They are still punishing dyslexics like the olden days instead of correcting disorientation and drawing out one's strengths. Has she had a formal IQ test? Also, with those some areas may be lacking while others very high (such as in visual-spatial matters). Reading problems and such can be dealt with. Ron Davis' book, "The Gift of Dyslexia" is key and even provides the steps for the non-pro helper. But a facilitator is best. Have her undergo the 3 hour intake exam.
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replied November 18th, 2009
I would look into centers specializing in helping children with dyslexia. Kids are great and their brains adjust. Specialists can help you and your daughter work out her problems. Also, get her tested at a real dyslexia testing facility. It takes about a day to 2days of testing and the results are extremely helpful. They break down which areas she's weakest at and where her problems lie. Start here with formal testing then bring that to the school besides a good center will know of places that offer help to dyslexics or have one in their building. If you live in the chicagoland area I have a list of places that test for dyslexia. Many universities have a learning disability department. contact one close to you and they can give you a list of places to get tested for dyslexia. Don't give up. There are smart people out there with the means to help you.
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replied March 17th, 2010
The school does not want to label her as dyslexic because they are not legally allowed to diagnose dyslexia. Dyslexia is a medical condition that can only be diagnosed by a doctor. However, the school or any doctor can diagnose your child with a reading learning disability. Good luck!
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replied April 2nd, 2010
I agree with duvalden,there must be doctor from school authority for routine check up.
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replied June 11th, 2010
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just a comment dislexia is not diagnaosed by a GP but an eduactional Phicologest, it can be a fight to get it but once it is done (and it need not take more than three hous to do the full test, i have had two stamets done in this way myself) the school is legaly abliged to provide the assitance requred or the local othority provide althernitve aprapreate schooling, that is the syisten tin the UK at any rate. also onece a format diognoces is made disability leguslation will swing in which requres the educater to provide in may cunters and defenty in the UK. my advice as a dislexc dignosed at the age of 9 id to keep pushing on your childs behalf and get a proper assemet done.
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