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fastweedpuller
06-03-2015, 01:34 PM
These came across my radar lately, so I thought I would share:

Decoding Dyslexia (http://www.decodingdyslexia.net/home.html) "is a network of parent-led grassroots movements across [the United States] concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for dyslexia within the public education system. We aim to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families to support their children and inform policy-makers on best practices to identify, remediate and support students with dyslexia." Decoding Dyslexia is organized by state. The state groups have meetups, info. etc. mostly through their facebook pages. Even though it says it's aimed at helping public school kids, it could be a good source of info. for homeschoolers looking for local resource help.

Understood (http://www.understood.org/en) is an organization aimed at helping attention and learning difficulties in children. It's a great start if your parent Spidey sense says "something's not right here with my kiddo"; you can enter personal information and get referrals and/or help from experts on the website itself, but you can mine the site privately to get started. Its mission "is to help the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. We want to empower them to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences. With this knowledge, parents can make effective choices that propel their children from simply coping to truly thriving."

pdpele
06-04-2015, 11:57 AM
Thanks for these links fastweedpuller! I don't know what exactly we're dealing with here - but these look helpful - the resources page on my states Decoding Dyslexia page is enormous!

fastweedpuller
06-04-2015, 12:02 PM
I think you're in the toughest part of the journey, pdpele. It's that what IS the problem, this diagnosis kinda fits/the kid's close but not quite there limbo...veritable crazy-making for parents. But great! I am glad there's something in-state and maybe even local for help for you.

This is another site I came by too re: dyslexia: It's selling something but there are lots of free videos (and Aussie accents):
Dyslexia Improvements (http://dyslexiaimprovements.com/)

pdpele
06-05-2015, 09:51 AM
Crazy-making -yep. Some flags, some not. Some days seems like it's likely...some days not (more about serious attention/hyperactivity issues...). Regular, routine, short practice...or be patient and wait. Mostly I'm in the latter camp - b/c I really don't think pursuing evals and serious help/efforts would be a good thing overall for DS right now (he turns 8 this summer) - he's so resistant as it is. But the creativity links were really cool - DS has got the creativity/imagination thing down - nice to see that perspective. I'll check out the Aussie videos!