The Girl Who Faked It
"The biggest problem with dyslexic kids is not the perceptual problem, it is the perception of themselves. That was my biggest problem."
The biggest problem with dyslexic kids is not their Phonological Perception problem. Rather, it could be the PERCEPTION of the adults in their lives to recognize that there is help out there that can allow them to PERCEIVE themselves as readers who are multi-talented.
She was the first to charm, never sad
was a talking, walking baby ad
nothing to hide and honest to a fault
She was like a graceful gymnast sticking a vault
if only for a split second her words would halt
There was nothing to fake.
In first grade, she was first chosen, so fine
She threw the ball in a way that made the others pine
But when the random letters tended to stall
no one noticed because she knew when to creep down the hall
She felt a twinge but she faked it.
In second, she was tall and cute
She even played the flute
When reading, the words were now coming out only okay
(which was strange in her kind of way)
but she sometimes said it right which made it easy to look away
She felt anxious but she faked it.
In third, the world was hers
but those words were now thorns and burs
They didn't follow her rules
like her friends who chose to be fools
She felt dumb but she faked it.
By the time fourth grade hailed
and the book reports that reigned were supposed to be nailed
She was still the craze
but life felt like such a haze
As she had to magically transform those pages
to look like she was not one of those cases
She felt like a fake...
AND THAT'S WHY SHE COULD'NT FAKE IT ANYMORE!
SO SHE GAVE UP
Why wait for this? Allow your children VICTORY before the fight. Don't gloss over what they need with a little here and there help.
Fix it permanently and give them SELF CONFIDENCE for a lifetime as they learn to read and trust in their phenomenal strengths at the same time!