AS PARENTS WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU CAN NOT 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 responsibilities 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 be greatly 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 they will confined 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) they must know our services because we have students from these schools. They know that our students from their schools have progressed rapidly with significant and permanent gains and our students as well as their parents told them about our services and treatment.
We have also extended the following services to them:
Multisensory Reading System Teachers Literacy Training & 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 and you can contact him directly.
Teaching individuals especially with language difficulties to learn how to read and spell appropriately needs an expert instruction with years of specific schooling and training but you can teach your child, if you feel you can do it through our parent's training or alike- see our services page for more details
If the above options are not working, what else can you do?
Let your voice be heard, join us:
DO NOT FORGET...