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Name: Sue
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We just found out that our son has dyslexia. Does anyone know of any support groups out there for either the children or the parents? Or have any advice that they can share on how my husband and I can better help our son?
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Name: marie23 | Date: Jun 21st, 2005 8:49 PM
I can only recommend that you read up on the disorder as much as you possibly can. You can help your son by knowing as much as there is to know on the subject. 

Name: Penny | Date: Jul 3rd, 2005 7:33 PM
One of my best friends has a very high IQ. Because of this she the school didn't pick up on he dyslexia until she was in 10th grade. She knew all the material but would fail tests or get low test grades. The change in test modifications- oral exams- made a huge difference. Suddenly her scores began to show her knowledge.

In my school district there is SEPTA- special ed. parent teacher association. It has speakers on different dissabilities and has information for families so they can help their children. Check with your district. 

Name: Jennifer | Date: Jul 25th, 2005 6:46 AM
I have dyslexia, I have found over the years that I do better if I take the oral. what happen is that you eyes,brain, and hands do not work at the same time. So you can get some at point a the eyes but it dose not get to point b the brain and so point c is left just out there. I have also found that sign language help me. There is also a book I hear of call the art of dyslexia just find the way he learn better, I'm not sure what grade he in but try to get a study time at school where he can get so more help and more time for him to work the things he need. 

Name: angie | Date: Aug 18th, 2005 1:50 PM
I have found a program called the davis dyslexia correction program that is reported to help dyslexics.I have enrolled my son into the program that uses the wilson orton-gillingham multisensory program. With the Davis program I can be trained to help my son correct or use his dyslexia gift to his benefit. The other program does not offer a certification program .Has anyoneexperienced either program and can give me any feed back as to the effectiveness.thankyou 

Name: Mom of 3 | Date: Aug 23rd, 2005 3:56 AM
I am dyslexic and have had a very productive life and have a post graduate doctoral degree. Is the problem with reading? If it is, I would have him use his finger to follow the reading. Sometimes it would help me to read aloud and also take notes in the margin as I got older. I was not formally diagnosed until the age of 40, I was often labeled lazy. My test scores would run beteen the 20's on areas I was affected and then in the mid to upper 90's in others. No one figured it out, I'd be greatful to know if I were him. It is likely that he is intelligent and has other gifts. Encourage his strenghs. To this day, I cannot spell well, somethiing not to good for a person in my positon, thank God for spell checker!! 

Name: anonymous | Date: Sep 1st, 2005 1:24 AM
my friends daughter has it and it is really frusterating for her. remember to always tell your son that he is NOT dumb. 

Name: notts county | Date: Sep 14th, 2005 8:03 PM
i have got dislaexita and i am becuz i am been tested of it 

Name: belinda edwards | Date: Sep 25th, 2005 12:17 AM
im dyslexic and they picked it up in the 2nd grade. I had ld classes all my life and at the end of it all i was told by my high school counselor that all i would be good for is to work for Mc Donalds . The only support Ive had sll my live was my parents and now im 40 years old and took many classes to help my reading and spelling and still only read at a 5th grade level and a shift manager for Dollar General 

Name: james | Date: Sep 29th, 2005 12:09 PM

Name: Heledd Chaloner | Date: Oct 18th, 2005 7:47 PM
heya! im 15 and Dyslexic. My concentration and learning abilities were small although i have a high IQ. These all improved when i picked up Taekwon do. Martial arts help hugely towards concentration mainly. Also i had a touter every saturday morning to teach me different learning techniques and although i dont go to her any longer i still use her meathods in all my lessons be it pe, drama, or maths. 

Name: okok | Date: Oct 25th, 2005 5:42 PM
my sister has that and when my mom and dad helped thay got her a computter orr what ever she need do not force him to read because he cant so let him do what he can 

Name: Kevin J Barry | Date: Jan 17th, 2006 12:31 AM
Hello I am 42 adult dyslexic looking for a chat room to tock in 

Name: Barbara | Date: Jan 22nd, 2006 6:47 PM
The best book on Dyslexia is "Overcoming Dyslexia". It is on tape, if reading it is too difficult. 

Name: justin | Date: Feb 19th, 2006 12:59 AM
hello!!!!!!!! SUE 

Name: Serina | Date: Mar 31st, 2006 3:43 AM
I am Dyslexic for many years now I have learned that the more I read the better i can read. i use a book marker to keep my place I also heard they have found that colored reading glassed have helped many people. They test you and find out what color is most helpful to you. They also have eye exersizes that might help... they did not help me but everyone is diffrent.
Best of luck 

Name: Joyce | Date: Apr 3rd, 2006 11:07 PM
My son was labelled as dyslexic at 7 years old with a reading age 20 months behind his chronological age. I had him tutored and he managed to keep up. Then I found a book on Amazon called Toe by Toe which taught him how to break down words into syllables. It has been a godsend and in 2 months my son went from being 20 months behind with his reading to being 20 months ahead for his age. A total increase of 40 months!!

Thank you Keda Cowling (the author) who put her 25 years of teaching dyslexics into print. Hope this helps even one frustrated parent. 

Name: Collin Corkum | Date: Apr 10th, 2006 7:19 PM
Taught self to read age 5. Dyslexia finally destroyed med. school 5th year. Later wrote university thesis on reading and dyslexia. Cured 1000's of dyslexics over 30 years. Complete papers for ages 5 to late adult. e-mail: [email protected] 

Name: Collin Corkum | Date: Apr 10th, 2006 7:27 PM
Taught self to read age 5. Dyslexia finally destroyed med. school 5th year. Later wrote university thesis on reading and dyslexia. Cured 1000's of dyslexics over 30 years. Complete papers for ages 5 to late adult. e-mail: [email protected]

P.S.: There are 40 million dyslexics in America. Relatively few are being effectively treated, while more are being created in the schools each year. 

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Name: Michele | Date: May 29th, 2006 3:29 AM
You should check out a website called www.schwablearning.org There is a posting board about LD's that is very active 

Name: winks | Date: Jun 26th, 2006 4:22 PM
Speaking from personal experience I know how hard school can be. Through my childhood i suffered really badly from dyslexia. I hated school I am and was lucky to have wonderful parents who would do anything in their power to help me through me struggle.

My mum was a deputy head of a school and loved her job so she was used to dealing with children with problems. She was very patient when helping me with my homework and used to break everything done so that it was easier for me.

This support did help, but it was not until I was sixteen that things at school became easier. I went through a programme that has now changed my life, given me the chance to reach my goals and ambitions, and helped shape who I am.

I would recommend this programme to anybody with the same problems as I had. I am now at university and obtaining first class marks that is somewhere I never thought I would be. 

Name: winks | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 3:42 PM
I have been through a programme that has helped me on end. The affects of dyslexia on my life are completely minimal now. I am at University obtaining first class grades, I would recommend that you check out the site for this programme.

The organisation is called Dore (aka DDAT). This clinic has helped me overcome dyslexia and given me my chance to live my life without struggling anymore 

Name: Help. | Date: Jul 4th, 2006 8:36 AM
I have dyslexia. Now I know i'm over sensitive, but support groups? What a term. Your son isn't dieing of a disease. He's not autistic or mentaly challenged. Read up on the subject. Tell him he's normal. Ask his teachers for advise. I went to a special school, try looking down that avenue. But when you start using terms like "support group" your going to alienate him, and that's the worst thing that you could do. 

Name: winks | Date: Jul 6th, 2006 1:08 PM
Hi HELP, I hear what you are saying about support groups. From my experinece with dyslexia I never could even admit that I had the condition.

I think that you are right to say that is probably the worst thing you could do. I remember what I hated the most and that was feeling like I was being singled out. However I did hate the struggle that I had to go through when everyone else seems to find reading and writing so easy. They did not guess words nor write the letters upside down.

I do not know if you read my last post, but it may be worth it. That programme has completely changed my life around and although the symptoms of dyslexia have been totally minimised from my life I am now able to admit that I have it without feeling like a total misfit.

I did not actually realise how common dyslexia and other associated learning difficulties were until I went to this clinic. 

Name: frazer | Date: Jun 28th, 2007 9:17 AM
i have dislexia and i think you should get tested by your local or nearest irlen testing place and get the coulor filters they may cost a bit but they will hopefull help very much i have just gotem 2 a4 bits of plastic tinted the coulors i needed given to me by them and they have worked verry well my marks have gone up 2 marks from an e to a d 

Name: angeline | Date: Oct 21st, 2007 8:21 PM
i am 21 with mild dyslexis and my parents spent a long time trying to get the right support for me. But the one thing that i found best was the constant support of my family. My parents in the end paid for a tutor to help with my spelling. I have been working for Mencap as a support worker and i am doing realy well. I advice to to you is treat your son just as you would any other kid and he will go far. 

Name: cleigh | Date: Dec 21st, 2007 5:05 PM
We are looking for advice on helping our dyslexic son who may also have AD with typing and math. His process for solving problems is poor and very slow. 

Name: Eileen | Date: Mar 23rd, 2008 8:51 PM
I would like to learn how to help Eximere in understanding that it's okay to be dyslexic 

Name: jose` | Date: Mar 27th, 2008 5:58 PM

Name: jose` | Date: Mar 27th, 2008 5:59 PM
hi im new hear 

Name: missy | Date: Mar 27th, 2008 6:01 PM
what the hell is dyslexia, can someone explain 

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