Since the last time I posted a lot has changed. We did have my son tested for Dyslexia and no surprise he was diagnosed with severe dyslexia. Aha!! At last we will be able to take this to the school and get him the much needed help he deserves, or at least that is what one would think. No, this isn't how it worked out. In the state of Washington, dyslexia is not a recognized disability, HuH?!? What?!? Yes that was my reaction too, here we have a 13 year old boy, who is struggling with reading and spelling, but overall does pretty well in school and he can't get any accommodations. We had a meeting with his counselor and the principal and they explained to me that he doesn't score low enough on his standardized tests to be considered for any accommodations. Even though, he scores right on the cusp of low average. He needs to be 2 standard deviations below average to receive any help. So what is the next best thing for me to do......research, research, research and I have now been tutoring my son with the Susan Barton Reading and Spelling system. It is expensive, but at the end of the day I feel like I am by myself and have to do it alone. I am still in school, but I put all my extra effort into producing a child that will be a successful man someday. Heres to hoping I will be able to continue this crazy train.
Cheers to you all and have a great day!!!!!