I see the cute pictures and memes from other moms. You know, the moms of kids for whom reading so easily comes. They post funny happy memes of partying while the school bus pulls away, and videos of buying teachers anything they want if they will just take our kids for a few hours a … Continue reading Anxiety and Back to School with Dyslexia
I am terrified and second guessing myself. But like so many other times on my journey as a parent my gut is telling me this is the right thing to do. So, I inhale deeply, and slowly exhale. Look at my husband (a teacher) and mother (a special education teacher) by my side, and walk … Continue reading Why I Refused Certain School Services for my Middle School Child who has Dyslexia
Like glasses for kids who have visual impairments, assistive tech tools can help students with dyslexia access grade level content.
Hint: It has nothing to do with them “being dumb.” Because they are not, yet many kids who struggle with reading have self-labeled themselves as exactly that.
When kids who have disabilities reach major milestones, it can be exciting, but also scary.
As I'm scrolling down my Facebook timeline, I see your photos. I feel your pride. And I'm a little bit jealous ....just a little ... "Johnny is in ALL honors classes this year!" "Sally made the BETA Club!" And the comments roll in under: "Of course! I knew she would! YOU are a GREAT Mom!" … Continue reading To the parents of the kids who don’t struggle in school …
Auditory Processing Disorder is different than dyslexia. Here is what we observe in our house.
Game of Thrones highlights the struggles with dyslexia in Jaime Lannister's character.
As any parent of a child who struggles will tell you, academic awards day is usually less than fun. In fact, I know of many parents who skip the day entirely.
As I hiked my feet hurt, my heart pounded ...and I thought about my family's journey with dyslexia.