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My 7 yr old who is making very slow progress in learning to read. He repeated kindergarten last year in a full-day special ed class. He is falling further behind.
He loves books. We have read to him since the day he was born. We have had his hearing tested. I have scheduled auditory processing testing this summer.
I mentioned Orton Gillingham methods to his new team at the elementary school he will attend next year. They said, "We don't do that. What can I do?
Special ed is just a name for a budget section of the school financing plan. Special ed does not get you anything unless it is required by the IEP and there is someone at the school who can provide what the kid needs.
Your school obviously does not have a clue.
Your child has fallen behind in the special ed program. The special ed program is not helping to close the gap. Your son was closer to his peers a year ago than he is now after a year in special ed.
Get reading instruction for your child!
Dyslexia Association branch in your state. Ask them for recommendations
for an evaluator, advocate, and tutor.
are running out of time. You have to make this happen with or without
help from the school. If you wait for the school to be convinced,
you will miss the window of opportunity your son has to learn to read
you wait for the school to do this, you will waste time your son does
not have. A school that "doesn't do Orton Gillingham" methods
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