View Full Version : Anyone else being treated for Dyslexia?

06-08-14, 10:43 AM
Anyone else have a child who is being treated for dyslexia using an Orton-Gillingham based system? Is it being done through your school, or by an outside tutoring place? How often? How do they keep you updated on progress? Do they send home books to read or homework?

DS8 has dyslexia, although not an "official" diagnosis. He attends a non-public (ie special ed) school for kids with Aspergers, and his best friend there also has dyslexia. After consulting with a dyslexia specialist, his school decided to start using Sonday System last November. (It appears to be pretty similar to the Barton system, in that it is designed for a non-specialist to be able to learn it using DVD's.) All the teachers and aides were trained by the specialist.

For the first few months it seemed to be going great. The comm log showed them doing SS 4-5 days a week, and DS was pretty much completing a level each week. (There is a post-test after every level that you have to pass before moving on.) DS and his friend H were paired, and got to level 12 by spring break.

Since then, however, progress seems to have slowed way down. I'm only seeing SS noted in the log 2-3 times per week, and "reading comprehension" on some days. From April to June, DS and H have only progressed from level 13 to 15.

The teacher doesn't give me any guidance as to what DS should be reading at home. The weekly homework packet usually contains one reading comprehension assignment -- 1 to 2 pages that has a lot of word types he hasn't covered yet in SS followed by about 8 questions. (They've covered all the consonants, short vowels, ee, ay, and are starting on blends. They have not yet covered silent e, long vowel pairs, nor multi-syllable words. DS's ability on these is patchy.) DS gets through the reading with my assistance, and then aces the comprehension questions.

How does this compare with your experience?

06-09-14, 12:50 PM
It's supposed to be something like a 50% overlap between ADHD and dyslexia. The numbers I've seen say that 20% of kids have significant reading problems that are due to dyslexia, but only about 5% are severe. Maybe there are a lot of kids on this board that struggle with reading but aren't diagnosed?

MADD As A Hatte
06-15-14, 05:26 AM
The numbers I've seen ...

Similar to your poll thread, could you please post a link to the findings. Or the name of the book? Cheers

06-29-14, 11:47 AM
Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz

Videos by Susan Barton on the BartonReading website