One of my favourite quotes is ‘we don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are’.
The recent article ‘Could your Child’s Reading Difficulty be Dyslexia?’ by Sarah Lyons is definitely one perspective. I would like to offer another perspective from a dyslexic mother of a dyslexic son.
When my incredibly smart 5yr old who loved learning went to school, it did not go well. He seemed to get through the Math, but very quickly fell behind with reading and spelling. He was taken out of class for more of what he couldn’t to already, home reading sessions were on the verge of ruining our relationship, and even the special school for dyslexics did not produce the desired results. He was exhausted and his sadness was documented in the yearly school photographs. I was frustrated to say the least.