Another Side of Paradise

On Being the Parent of a Dyslexic Child in Santa Barbara

Thursday, June 7, 2018

We go to the school. We meet. We ask. We plead. Eventually we beg: “Please, please, please, implement best practices to instruct my dyslexic child how to read, write and spell. Please teach them and don’t hurt them.”

Too often we have to fight. We don’t want to. We never imagined we would have to. But educational services don’t come easy for dyslexic students in this part of the world. Parents who have the means dig deep into their pockets to pay for private services the public schools fail to deliver. Those who cannot pay have few choices except to hope and pray.

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