Issue 2.3: Reflecting on concerns
In phase one parents shared their concerns about what might happen in S1. In this section parents reflect on those concerns now that their children have made the transition. In the main the parents have been happy that the settling in period seems to have been successful and that their children are coping. There were, however, some concerns. One in particular relates to the problems with learning a second language. Often, success in a modern language for a pupil with dyslexia depends on the teaching approaches selected. It is important to know that it is no longer compulsory to learn a second language but it is an individual choice for parents and children. Some children who are dyslexic cope better with languages than others, particularly if their dyslexia is relatively mild. Such decisions must be weighed against children's feelings of unhappiness as in the case of two of the children discussed in the video clips below.
Teachers understanding of dyslexia
Having to remember so much
Copying from board
Concerns for future