The School Holiday Party that Helped Me See Beyond My Son's Reading Progress

After my son was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia in first grade, my early conversations with his teachers and IEP team were all about the “big stuff.” Evaluation results. Individualized reading instruction. Accommodations. We talked about all the ways to help him catch up, and keep up, with his peers and succeed at school.

We didn’t discuss what I considered the “small stuff”—the daily goings-on at school that weren’t a challenge for him, like recess, assemblies and field trips. These things just weren’t on my radar.

Until they were.

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