AS PARENTS WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD THE DYSLEXIA TREATMENT FOR YOUR DYSLEXIC CHILD?
Do you know that teaching our children to learn how to read, write, spell and comprehend is the foremost responsibility of our children's school, as well as the Ministry of Education of Quebec, Jean-Francois Roberge?
If our children have not learned to read and spell the way they teach our children, it is our responsibility to advocate what is best for our children.
Perhaps your child's teacher told you that your child is reading and spelling below his expected grade level, how did you react?
It is not your child's fault or your fault if he is reading and spelling below his grade level, but it is mostly how the teachers have taught your child to read and spell since he was in kindergarten. Often, he has not received the proper instruction when he was in kindergarten to start with.
Kindergarten and grade one are the most crucial academic years of the children because these are the "make or break" years. If they begin reading at these early stages they are more like to enjoy reading, can fully participate in classroom learning, and reap the benefits of schooling.
If the children are not taught well how to read and spell during these years, they will fall further and further behind, and once behind in reading only a few children can catch up to their appropriate grade reading level, unless they receive an intensive individualized expert instruction but it is costly.
This is also the time that the children who fall behind in reading will gradually develop social and emotional problems. Their self-confidence will also slowly diminish and their self-esteem will greatly be affected and if they will not get the literacy help they needed the most in a timely manner, their conditions will never get better. I am afraid they will end up as delinquent teenagers, or worst will confine them in prison cells...
Perhaps your child or one of your children cannot read and you are wondering if he can learn to read and spell.
As long as your child has the awareness of his surroundings and has at least low cognitive ability with intact hearing and vision, he can learn to read correctly without memorizing words and can also learn to spell in an acceptable manner, therefore he can also learn to comprehend what he read.
If your child belongs to the following public-funded school boards: English Montreal School Board (EMSB), Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB), Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board (SWLSB) the heads of your school boards, your principal and your teachers must know that we have extended the following services for the benefit of the students who needed help before they fall.
Multisensory Reading System Teachers Literacy Workshops
Multisensory Reading System Student Workbooks
For children who needed help but do not have the resources for our services, we have already asked the Ministry of Education, Jean-Francois Roberge about this issue.
If the above options are not working, what else can you do?
Let your voice be heard, join us:
DO NOT FORGET...