“The current school culture is often one of “wait and see” for struggling readers. Some schools erroneously claim that dyslexia can’t be diagnosed until children are reading or even until they are in third grade. Imagine the consequences if your doctor offered only half a dose of antibiotic to your child to treat a strep throat, or decided to “wait and see” what happened if your child got acute appendicitis.”
Trust your gut and your instinct. Watching your child struggle is hard, but it will be worse when you realize that you wasted time and money because you jumped in too fast.
“If you are a parent or a teacher, it is CRITICAL for you to step into the shoes of a dyslexic reader to know what they experience. When we do, we build empathy for children, which we could all use a bit more of these days, am I right? SO… I have an amazing list of children’s books which feature dyslexia characters or discuss learning differences.”