She’s Come A Long Way! My Daughter’s Triumph Over Dyslexia.

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When my daughter, Lexi was younger she HATED READING and was STRUGGLING with school.  Let me share where we got HELP for FREE that enabled her to OVERCOME her LEARNING DISABILITY.

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Common Core Math. Most parents hate it. Why I have grown to appreciate it.


   I admit it!  I hate common core math!  To me it IS a common chore, but having a child with a learning disability made me change my tune.

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YOU Are Your Best Advocate!

are-you-listening    You keep experiencing those health symptoms but your doctor isn’t listening to you.  You know your child is struggling in school but her teachers do not feel there is an issue.  What do you do?




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6604214_origNo, not from high school…. from the Children’s Dyslexia Center.  Children’s Dyslexia Centers, Inc. provides tutoring at no charge to children from early elementary through high school who have been diagnosed as dyslexic. Children are eligible regardless of economic status or Masonic affiliation. The positive impact of early intervention on the lives of these children and their families is enormous and inspires our commitment to this program.



Free Help For Dyslexia

   As I stated in yesterday’s post, my daughter has dyslexia.  Learning Disabilities can be frustrating for both child and parent but help is just a phone call away.  My daughter’s teacher introduced us to the Children’s Dyslexia Center run by The  Scottish Rite Masons, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.  There are centers all over the country.  There is a screening process as well as a rather long wait list.
 8427083    This will be my daughter’s third and last year.  She graduates in June although she still has her summer course to complete.  She has grown so much since beginning this venture.  The center uses the Orton-Gillingham method which involves multi-sensory teaching.  We travel there twice a week for an hour of learning.  The tutors volunteer and the funding is provided by the masons via fundraisers including pie sales, car washes and walks.
     “Dyslexia is an inherited neurological disorder that affects the way people learn to read and speak as well as how they process things mathematically.  Dyslexia affects one out of every five people, and affects boys and girls in equal numbers. Children left with untreated dyslexia often suffer devastating personal consequences. It is the number one reason teenagers drop out of school, and is a primary factor in juvenile delinquency. Research reveals that children with untreated dyslexia can become underachieving adults unable to contribute to society at their fullest capacity.” Children’s Dyslexia Center
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Knowing When Your Child’s Inabilities Are Not Normal

3892755     When my son, Tyler, was a preschooler, I would try to work with him on numbers, letters, shapes, colors and all the other things a “good parent” teaches her child.  Between the preschool he attended and I, he knew the difference between a “v” and a “w”, what an “8” was and how the diamond was different than a square.  However, he struggled with colors.  We would go over them and go over them and he still did not get it.  Frustrated, I felt he wasn’t applying himself – that he would rather play with his matchbox cars than learn what purple was.  It wasn’t until a field trip with his kindergarten class that made me think differently.

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