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How old were your children when they were diagnosed?

I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people through e-mail and Facebook.  I’ll try to do my best to answer them.  Thanks for asking your questions.

#2 was our first child to be diagnosed because he is the most severe and we were desperate to figure out why he was struggling so profoundly.  He was diagnosed in 2nd grade.  Starting in preschool we knew that his learning style was outside the norm.  In kindergarten his teacher started documenting things she was observing.  The documentation continued in 1st grade and by the beginning of 2nd grade we had figured out he was dyslexic.

#1 was diagnosed 3 months later.  He was in 4th grade.  He was still struggling with reading and I was concerned that he had no skills for decoding a word he didn’t know while he was reading.  Because he had a brother with a diagnosis we had him tested.  Dyslexia is genetic.  If one sibling has it, the chance that another sibling has it is about 50%.

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