I’m doing some research on dyslexia and processing disorders since Sammi’s homebound teacher picked up on issue that Sammi is having while reading, writing and doing math. The teacher was concerned when Sammi said that can’t do word searches. So she began to delve into the cause.
Since she is teaching Sammi one on one, she has the time to evaluate her. After doing some reading tests, watching Sammi write and doing math problems in front of her, the teacher saw that Sammi is *writing her letters and numbers backwards, getting some common letters such as “o” and “u” mixed up, hesitating when reading aloud and is on a third grade level in math. The teacher isn’t sure if it’s some dyslexia or some type of processing disorder. *meaning her penmanship, i.e. she starts to write a letter or number at the wrong point
More testing, including psychoeducational testing, will need to be done. We have made an appointment with a pediatric neurologist for a second opinion on the diagnosis of narcolepsy and will bring up this concern as well.
We’ll be having another IEP meeting in order for Sammi to continue the Homebound program over the summer. Her teacher will attend. I will be bringing up these issues at that meeting, reiterating the need for my daughter to be evaluated for Exceptional Education. I truly feel that the ball has been dropped for her this entire year of 6th grade. And it is sad.
But, I will do all I can and advocate for my daughter to be evaluated for any type of learning disability, be it dyslexia or some type of processing disorder. You can count on that.