My DS is very bright but severely dyslexic. He was only diagnosed about 6 months ago, so we have not had much time to help him. He can't spell, his reading is comparatively slow, and his IQ is high.
Having read the thread about scores, I advised DS that I couldn't 't see the point in him sitting the Reading School tests because he would lose most lose most of the spelling marks and then not be able to gain high enough scores. He is also a November birthday
DS said 'I'm dyslexic, not stupid!', and husband agreed, so it was decided to allow him to take the tests.
Does anyone know if severely dyslexic children get into such schools. He did have extra time, but I don't think that will have helped him pick up any more marks for spelling?
Life doesn't seem very fair. Does anyone have any similar experience/words of advice?