So these past couple of weeks have been busy. My parental radar went off when I helped my son with his last English essay. He’s had issues with spelling and writing for as long as both have been required, but something whispered to me with that essay and I made a call. Now we’re waiting to find out the results of a day long evaluation. The word ‘dyslexia’ has been thrown out into the air as a possibility.
Then came the feelings of guilt. Why didn’t we do something sooner? What made me think we just needed to put extra effort in and it would all be okay? And so on and so forth and what have you.
Then came the feelings of annoyance with the schools. Flags were pointed out to me during the initial meeting. I don’t expect teachers to diagnose things such as dyslexia, but shouldn’t some teacher along the line have had radar go off? Before the end of Freshman year of high school? And so on and so forth…
Then came the voice telling me that guilt and annoyance don’t do any good. I don’t have a time machine. We’re doing something now. Move forward, because that’s all you can do.
Two weeks yet to wait until we know the results gathered from an entire day of evaluation, two parent surveys, my son’s survey, and four teacher surveys. I just pray the answers will be clear, however they come out.