My son's public education has been a tragedy. He only reads on a first grade level and he is 12yrs old. The school system is refusing to provide the expert recommended services for remediation. His self esteem is nonexistent. The years of frustration, as the same inappropriate methods were used, have caused DS to both internalize and externalize his grief. I have heard, "why am I so stupid", "why is everyone at school better than me at everything", "why do I have to have this brain". He has been alienated and isolated by both peers and faculty to the point that he is now hospital home bound due to his severe and debilitating school anxiety. If you were to ask the school, they would just say he is a behavior problem and try to blame him but the records show in kindergarten he was described as bright young man that liked to participate in school as the years wore on and his frustration grew so did the behavior reports. My son told me "I use to cry in school when I couldn't read something and the other kids would make fun of me, now that I am older I just get angry instead".
We are trying to secure services for Josh at this time. I recently created this Facebook page for Josh and my family so that I could show him that there are people out there in the world that care and that he is not alone. Please take a minute to visit and like the page. I want to be able to show him a lot of likes!
Please "LIKE" my son's support page on Facebook, Teach Josh to Read