Hi I'm writing here because I've been fobbed off by her teachers over the past 2-3 years.
I have a very bright daughter who can do the most amazing crafty and arty things but when it comes to reading, remembering and writing its all goes wrong for her. She loves writing but we cant always read it but she sticks to the words she knows.
The teachers were telling me she is just stubborn, or unruly or fidgety or basically naughty. In reception I just went along with it, In year 1 myself and her teacher had a plan that she would write about things she enjoyed because getting her to do homework was a battle. Things improved slightly and she had extra help with reading and her writing was getting better. So I put it down to her age and said to myself she'll get there.
Then this year, year 2, its been awful, the teachers are constantly putting her down saying she is naughty and unruly and disruptive with the class. They gave her detention for talking in class. A 7 year old detention. I got really angry by then and spoke to the Senco who said she would speak to the teacher. I said that the constant negative putdowns are not helping at her. She is regressing and getting really upset. I said if they want to say negative things about her then they have to say something positive she has done. I also found out that the teachers have no idea about dyslexia so they don't know how to educate children with dyslexia.
My daughter has come to me and says she has a really bad brain because she can remember anything and constantly repeats herself.
She holds her pen like she has made a fist because it hurts other ways. She cant remember things we have told her 5 mins earlier and forgets words that are the same on the page that she has just read.
I know my daughter is not a naughty child, she is a very bright and clever child who has many talents but this one reading writing and maths are a big problem for her.
I'm waiting to hear from dyslexia action to see if I can get an appointment.
Any advice would be good.