I started home educating my daughter a year ago as school was turning an otherwise bright and interesting child dull and insecure. Working with her I quickly realised that despite being excellent at reading, she is probably dyslexic, her spelling, writing, memory etc all classic, even her reading she jumps lines etc but very very motivated and bright so has overcome by using context etc. She now goes to school one day a week, not for learning as such, and although I don't need any school input re: her special needs because home ed is the best decision we ever made, I am concerned that when she come to GCSE's she will need more time and to use a computer. So is it only an LA assessment that will get this in the future? Does anyone know how this works? I know getting a test done via school will be virtually impossible especially because her reading age is counter intuitive for dyslexia, but working with her I KNOW she is.
She is only 8 now, but what I don;t want is to leave this all to chance or that when she is nearer exams she has used her intelligence to strategise and therefore would not necessarily meet the criteria so clearly, but will still need more time and additional tools to have a level playing field for her exams. Any help/ advice/ experience gratefully received.
ps can't reccommend home ed enough if you can manage it time wise- out of the window goes all that education system tick box rubbish and in comes taking as much time as needed to really grasp concepts and go which way the child's interests flow. Fantastic.