An eight-year-old with a new dyslexia diagnosis may spend 2.5 hours a week at one-on-one, year-round remediation. The same work only takes 30 minutes for a kindergartener and can be done in the general education classroom.
In classrooms all across America, general education teachers stop teaching children how to read at age eight (2nd grade) and begin “reading to teach” different subject matters. After 2nd grade, the reading requirements are longer and are required to accomplish work across all subjects. This is why kids who are dyslexic or have other reading/learning disorders, suddenly show signs of struggling.
They made it to second or third grade without reading proficiently by “faking it,” memorizing words, mouthing words, and getting help from other kids. One in five kids are dyslexic so in a room of 30 kids, six of them are statistically likely to be dyslexic.
When you’re a parent sometimes you know
something is up.