Trust Your Gut

As a teacher in a school for a number of years, families trusted me to help their child find success in the learning environment. Unfortunately, my educational training, which I believe was quite exceptional, did not prepare me for the reality of teaching students that continued to struggle to read and spell. Therefore, I began taking additional coursework to better equip myself as a teacher. Eventually I became trained in several different approaches designed for students identified as dyslexic. Unfortunately, many educators continue to graduate and begin teaching without having specific training in dyslexia--what it looks like and how to provide appropriate remediation and accommodations. Most teachers I talk with do want a better understanding of these things. After all, teachers tend to go into the field of education in order to assist students.

A parent is a student's first and most important advocate. If you suspect your child is struggling, don't be afraid to talk to your child's teacher and school. Trust your gut....that is what I have had many families tell me over the years. They wish they would have trusted their gut sooner. Know the warning signs. Talk to your child's teacher. Trust your gut. 

Tamera Boring