Dyslexia. It’s a loaded word. One that’s about so much more than the jumbled letters people talk about. It can mean frustration. It can mean fear. But it can also mean answers. I know because I learned the hard way. I’m Suzette, the mom of a dyslexic daughter.
Oh, my little girl is something special. She’s extremely bright, creative, organized, gregarious, and loving. When she’s not wrapped up in an art project, she’s singing and dancing. So when she was still struggling with reading mid-way through 1st grade, and started to suffer from fear of failure in other areas like learning to jump rope and ride a bike, I knew something was off. Teachers and friends told me to be patient, but my mother’s intuition was stronger than their encouragement.
And I’m so glad I listened to gut.
While we’d had a couple of SST (Student Study Team) meetings, the only thing the school did to accommodate my struggling student was move her to the front of the class. That wasn’t enough. My frustration led me to invest all kinds of time and energy in research in my quest for an explanation. Along the way, my mother-in-law suggested we visit Morrissey Compton for an assessment. It was exactly what I’d been searching for. They were extremely helpful and really took the time to explain the process from A to Z.
My daughter’s comprehensive educational IQ test revealed that not only is she bright, she is dyslexic.
While that might sound like an intimidating diagnosis, for me, it was a huge relief. I was now armed with the knowledge I needed to start helping my daughter thrive.
I’ve done all kinds of research about resources, and I’m here to share those so I can help you help your child thrive too.
This is a place of encouragement, information, and empowerment. I believe that together we can struggle less and succeed more. I’m glad you found me.