When my son was 3 years old, he first began to show signs of dyslexia – he would call letters numbers and numbers letters or not be able to find common words when he needed them and showed no signs of pre-reading. We were extremely lucky when he was diagnosed with severe dyslexia in kindergarten, years before the more accepted third grade norm.
While I wasn’t surprised at the diagnosis, I was surprised at how challenging it was to learn to navigate the school system and to find resources, and I discovered just how common dyslexia is (according to research as many as 1 in 5 children).
The short of our story – after trying to make things work at our son’s school at the time, we moved him to St. George’s Episcopal School. We truly believe the school saved our family. St. George’s provides an amazing resource program that is fully incorporated into the mainstream classroom environment. The result – our son is excelling and more importantly, feels a level of confidence that we never thought possible.
If you have a child with dyslexia, think someone in your family might be exhibiting signs, are an educator or just want to know more, Tulane’s Teacher Preparation and Certification Program and St. George’s Episcopal School have partnered to host a FREE seminar on dyslexia with leading expert Susan Barton of Bright Solutions for Dyslexia. Please join us!
Here are the details:
When: Monday, March 4, 2013 from 5:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Tulane University – McAlister Auditorium (6823 St. Charles Avenue)
RSVP for the Event: Tulane.eventbrite.com