my son is going to be tested by the school after chasing the teachers about my son’s learning ability. after picking up some warnings I decided to face the teachers to find out what was happening. not much was said except for lack of concentration. I got a tutor booked in last thurs and she only sat down with him for an 1 just to get to know my son and see where he’s at. turned out he’s few years behind in spelling. I already knew he was behind in maths and literacy but not so far behind in lit. I got very disappointed of how the teachers took no actions, so instead I’m taking actions at home. ive spoken to my mother and she has dyslexia, slight chances my son may have too. while I’m waiting for my son to be tested as hes on the list, I want to start taking action now at home but I have no idea where to start. my son loves his ipad-minecraft crap!!!!, when hes not on his ipad, hes on his wii u, which shows hes strongly involves technologies. I started schoolbo app with him, the literacy is pulling him back refusing to do it. every thurs he will have a tutor for an hour. his writing is not the best (left handed) and he prefers me to write up his homework quicker so he can finish his homework faster. that’s not happening. he has never liked homework since prep. hes in grade 4. he has moved to a smaller school last year from a big school. I like the community of the school but not happy about the learning side. I want my son to be prepared comfortably before he goes to high school. he has lower self esteem and confidence level is not so good either. he has no interest in sports but he is doing swimming lessons and every now and then plays golf with my husband. he doesn’t know how to entertain himself which has been a big thing since he was a toddler. I’m at lost here really where I should be starting at. can I have some guidance please.
Posted anonymously, 24th May 2016