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.