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THanks for the feedback. She was tested last year, and the school didn't really say much one way or another, and they have been VERY slow getting her any kind of help. BAsically, so far they have said she's slow and in not so many words lazy. THere is a lot of other factors going on, especially at home. SIL (not her mother) had her tested specifically for dyslexia through a private company at her own expense, and I do not know the specific results but I was told that she did have dyslexia. RIght now at her school she goes to the special ed classroom for part of the day for extra work on reading and spelling, and there has been a bit of improvement but not much. The family iss pulling together and trying to push the issue, and it seems to be a constant battle with the school. I live out of town so I only get long didtance updates and when we are in town. We have gotten the inpression that there are some socio-economic issues going on, as her parents are very low income, live in a trailer etc. that the school is just putting this off and hoping that they will go away. But as I said, the extended family is working with this too and will not give up.
SOrry for the sloppy typing, it's a sticky keyboard.
MIL is looking for something that she can do with A. at home when she has her (which is not all the time) or a program outside of school that could help her, because this has been dragging on for quite some time and she is falling further and further behind, and we are worried how she will fare socially (being labeled stupid and such by her peers). The whole thing is a big mess, much more than her problems at school and it would take me hours to type it all out. We are just trying to find solutions to as many of the problems as we can in this difficult situation.
Her academic difficulty seems to be letter recognition and reversal when writing, and she can get short words like cat and the like, but non-physical words like should or and seem to trip her up. UNfortunately, she is now totally turned off by learning and school.
Thanks for the website suggestion, I will check it out.