A Family Deals with Dyslexia
Getting a label was a complex issue in our house. In one way labels are compartments for filling and storing fixed boxes, while they can also be a positive affirmation of one’s unique abilities. It’s worth remembering a child will be feeling pretty confused and frustrated long before we are able, as parents and teachers, to recognise that they are dyslexic and feel the world differently. Jasper was certainly showing some signs all was not content towards the end of year two and early year three. I had mentioned this to his then teacher but was assured that Jasper was doing well.
As parents we could feel there was a change in Jasper at the start of year three. Luckily for Jasper his teacher had had Jasper in year one, so the step change in classroom expectations of school work became a curious question mark....
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