DLA for son

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suncatcher
suncatcher Member Posts: 2,174
edited 15. Jan 2011, 17:02 in Living with Arthritis archive
I have tried before to get Dla for son who has dyslexia. This time the school arranged for me to see a lady. She has helped me fill in form. I wouldn't have thought of most of what she advised me. I also got numbers to call.
I could join with other parents with similar problems to socialize all together .
I feel this is wonderful news and will look into this. I just hope i can get DlA to help son. as i have employed a tutor as he is so far behind his peers. This will help pay for it as at moment i am paying out of benefit for him. It was a bit sad to read he is disruptive in class. He is showing improvement since he goes in a portacabin to get help with a few other children. any way that what ive been sorting out this week.
Joanne

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  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,315
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hope the sessions in the portacabin and the private lessons really help him, Suncatcher. Is the tutor trained in techniques to help those with dyslexia learn?

    Speedy
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  • jilly
    jilly Member Posts: 503
    edited 13. Jan 2011, 11:11
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    Dyslexia runs in my family ,I hope you get the help he needs . I dont know anything about DLA so can't help there ..........jilly
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I tutor dyslexics for my living. Dyslexia does not hold one back: the negativity and lack of understanding from those who casually read and write with absolute fluency can, if one allows it. I agree with speedy, if you do employ a tutor make sure that he/she is properly qualified and, most importantly of all, that your son gets on well with him/her. When I assess a new pupil the parent/s sit in with us, so they can see me at work with their child and get a feel for how the sessions will be run. I ask for an initial three month commitment to the sessions, then I re-test. Decisions can then be made about continuing with the lessons, altering the frequency, whatever the parent/child wishes to do. The majority of my parents use their Child Allowance to pay for me: I realise I am a luxury and it irks me tremendously that schools still fail pupils like mine. There is no great secret about dealing with dyslexia, yes, coping with it is difficult at times, but I don't rate it, and never have, as a disability. DD
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  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Good luck with the dla. two of my children get dla(autism) and I was very fortunate to get help from a local charity to help fill in the forms. However the school were not very helpful with my oldest son despite him getting into trouble every day for being disruptive(due to lack of communication and understanding and freaking out about people being too near). I got turned down first time but went back to the school to point out how often they made me aware of his difficulties, how they treated him 1-1 on some occassions yet they were not telling the dla about this when asked for information from the dla.I got the award after they had re-submitted the forms showing his difficulties correctly. Don't give up if you get turned down Joanne and good luck,
    On the other hand I have not claimed for my daughter yet she requires lots of help, I am constantly washing her clothes/towels/bedding but just don't think I would get it.
    Elizabeth

    Elizabeth
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  • suncatcher
    suncatcher Member Posts: 2,174
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    The tutor i have got specializes in caring for children with dyslexia etc. My son gets on well and the lady lets me stay or i can leave him. which ever. I attend her house and it is a short bus ride from home.
    The school are still getting my son checked as we feel there are some other issues eg dypracia. I am not sure as some things don't match so it could be dylexia and ?.
    The lady a physiologist is coming to see him to do further assessments. The form being discussed at school and them hearing what he is like at home was witnessed by nurture group teacher. This will mean they have a better view of his needs.
    The lady spent two and a half hours with me just listening and helping me with form. I wish this had happened with me when i was left to fill in mine. I have photo copied the form for future. and photo copied the letter off the special needs teacher and the tutor has this now.
    Joanne
  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Well I do hope he gets it as he seems to need support in lots of areas and that is what dla is for. You have had help filling out the forms and the school know his difficulties so you cant do more than that. Dyspraxia, dyslexia are all things you need extra help with like extra specific tuition and this does cost.


    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

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  • suncatcher
    suncatcher Member Posts: 2,174
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thanks Elizabeth i will just have to wait and see. It is an expensive game i agree. I am glad we have picked it up young. Thanks for reply Joanne
    Joanne