SLP Mommy of Apraxia/Dyspraxia/Dyslexia
Mr. B, here is your beautiful baby girl. My dad would say this to me EVERY birthday. I’m not exaggerating. I was born 10 year after my sister, and it wasn’t customary to hand the baby to the father so early; so when my parents had me and my dad held me for the first time, this phrase was forever burned into his mind. My due date was October 16th.
Are all reading disabilities then dyslexia? The short answer is no, but dyslexia is by far the most common reading disability and can manifest in varying severities.
Parents of children with special needs have to be the CEO, and there is LOT to manage.
I had an epiphany the other day. It came after reading an article someone sent me discussing how American schools are failing kids with dyslexia. It was an excellent article and accurate in every way. I started my career in Denver Public Schools in 2004, and at the time, an approach called “whole language” was being used to teach reading. Just four years before this time, in 2000, my