The Next Chapter: How Barton Helped My Dyslexic Son Go Back to School

Although homeschooling was never in my plan, when I confronted the reality of how my son’s public school was failing its dyslexic students, I was clear that was going to be the best choice.

Garrett has never gone through a full neuropsychological evaluation. My main concern was why he was having so many difficulties with reading and spelling. Even though his teacher and the school said he was reading at grade level, frankly, I didn’t believe them. I also wasn’t willing to wait-and-see what happened. Research shows

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Reading: what every parent needs to know

Up to 20 percent of the population experiences significant difficulty with reading, spelling and writing. Kimberly Downey’s talk will explain the science of reading and what parents need to know to be effective advocates for their children, both in and out of school.

Join me Wednesday, February 26 for this important presentation that I will be giving at the George Mason Region Library from 6:30 – 8pm.

 

Warning Signs of Dyslexia

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It’s important to keep in mind that if your child attends a Fairfax County Public School, the Development Reading Assessment (DRA) is used to measure reading progress. A child may be “reading” at grade level and still show many of these warning signs (read more about my son’s example). Many teachers are not familiar with dyslexia and have not received training in identifying students with this different brain wiring.

Does your child have 3 or more of the following warning signs?

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