Creative Tutors of McKinney, Texas
The IEP meeting is very important for your child. In this meeting, you, one or more representative teachers, and an administrator will discuss your child’s education and his special needs so you need to be prepared. The meeting has a definite purpose: To help everyone involved with the education of your child to understand your child’s strengths and needs.
Unfortunately, the majority of children who are dyslexic are convinced that they are stupid and worthless. This child experiences failure in class, day after day. He/she looks around and sees the other children succeeding only to realize that he/she is failing. What other conclusion but “dumb” can they draw?
True dyslexia affects about 3 to 6 percent of the population. In its broadest sense, dyslexia is a learning disability that impairs a person's fluency or accuracy in being able to read, speak, and spell. It is not an intellectual disability but a learning disability. Symptoms of dyslexia are not due to poor vision or hearing but because of brain dysfunction. The eyes and ears are working properly but the lower centers of the brain scramble the images or sounds before they reach the higher centers of the brain. The problem is not what the dyslexic sees...but how their mind interprets the information. Look at the elephant and count his legs. Are there five...four? As you look at the image your brain jumps back and forth from "seeing" first four and then five legs. Imagine though that as you read this post your brain does the same thing; not with the drawing...but with the letters. Like an optical illusion...the dyslexic brain does not properly interpret the information it's given.
David Pulsipher graduated from California State University Northridge with a BA in mathematics with an emphasis in secondary education. Following his dream inspired by a high school coach, he began his career in California teaching math and coaching basketball. After migrating to Texas, David began at Creative Tutors as a tutor and now is area manager of McKinney. He loves seeing the successes achieved by the students with their hard work and determination to succeed. He is a proud father of five children who keep him very busy. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball and cheering for his favorite teams.
"Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way." | George Evans