As a parent or guardian, you are your child's advocate. Sometimes that advocacy seems frustrating, confusing and very lonely. At Windy Row Learning Center, we try to support parents as they reach out to us for information about resources and ways to help their child. Here are a few sources of information to help you on your journey:
- 5 Important Things to Do During an IEP Meeting is a reminder that you are part of a team, and asking for your rights as a parent--for clarification of terms, for time to think things over--is asking for what you deserve.
- Dyslexia Action has a list of books for beginning readers that are filled with repetition (to reinforce words) and delightful for adult and child to enjoy together.
- Time management enables children to increase their enoyment of reading; children with dyslexia often grow tired from reading and need more time to absorb content. (We'll talk more about time management in an upcoming blog.)
- The International Dyslexia Association has a lot of information, including the fact that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the association, at no cost to you.
- If you prefer to donate locally so that children in the Monadnock Region can receive the gift of reading, click here.
- The New Hampshire branch of the International Dyslexia Association also has important information on dyslexia and teaching approaches.
- The Dyscalculia Association has similar information about math challenges.
- For more great information, follow Windy Row on Twitter.
Windy Row Learning Center in West Peterborough, New Hampshire, welcomes questions from parents, guardians, teachers and other family members who are not sure if a child has dyslexia or dyscalculia, but would like to discuss options. There is no need for a formal diagnosis before you contact us. Feel free to either call or email; you should get an initial response within 24 hours. We look forward to hearing from you.