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
Why I Refused Certain School Services for my Middle School Child who has 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
Take those eyeglasses off in school! We wouldn’t want him to grow dependent!
Like glasses for kids who have visual impairments, assistive tech tools can help students with dyslexia access grade level content.
Conversation with an 11 year old who has dyslexia
Every now and then as parents and children, we get a moment to just breathe. And talk. The following is a deep conversation I had with my middle school aged son, and his experience, posted word for word.
Black Friday Gift Ideas for Kids who have Dyslexia and Dyslexia Advocates
Everyone is going crazy over Black Friday deals, but as dyslexia parents/advocates/friends, our lists may look a little different. Below are some ideas and links to Amazon (affiliated links) for some gift ideas that my family has loved. $5 off Print Book Purchases of $20 or More This is a great deal! Books must be … Continue reading Black Friday Gift Ideas for Kids who have Dyslexia and Dyslexia Advocates
Why Johnny’s Grandkids STILL Can’t Read
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.
Mom, I got this! Dyslexia and Milestones
When kids who have disabilities reach major milestones, it can be exciting, but also scary.
To the parents of the kids who don’t struggle in school …
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 …
The Freedom of Truly EMBRACING Dyslexia
When your child is struggling to read, you worry. A lot. "Will he be able to go to college? Will he graduate high school with an actual diploma or one of those "special ed" diplomas? If the latter, what does that mean for his future? How will he be able to read a restaurant menu? … Continue reading The Freedom of Truly EMBRACING Dyslexia
Our Auditory Processing Disorder Story
Auditory Processing Disorder is different than dyslexia. Here is what we observe in our house.