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Old 03-04-2011, 08:17 AM   #1
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The day to day struggles of dyslexia

My son (2nd grade) has dyslexia and is coping at school, but not thriving. His teacher is wonderful and she does a great job of keeping my husband and I informed. She also is great at adjusting my son's work to accomodate his disability. I have two concerns. One, his teacher says he is really feeling frustrated, tired and despondent in class. Two, we struggle SO much with homework. Like many people with dyslexia, he is very bright and has a real thirst for knowledge. But, the mechanics of learning are so difficult that I see him spiraling down. His main problem is the visual reversal of letters and numbers. Every day we have a huge after school session of frustration (his and mine) and I feel like he is so unhappy and his self-esteem is decreasing rapidly. Of course, by the end of a school day he is exhausted from having to work twice as hard as his peers to accomplish the same work. Does anyone have suggestions to overcome the day to day struggles that we are experiencing?