Im posting on this subject again as nearly a year has passed since my previous post regarding mild dyslexia. My 9 year old son has just had his full assessment completed at Dyslexia Action Uk and it has come back that he is severely dyslexic, although current County Councils locally to us do not provide statementing just for dyslexia!!!. (for those that know me we moved out to Adelaide March 2011 but had to come back end of August 2011 due to problems with my son and a very sick step mum) we are now, madly considering the move back for one final time!!! our experience in his previous school in Happy Valley was ok and they were providing general assistance for him in the area of reading. His problems lie within his short term memory which is extremely poor and his writing and spellings are currently 1.5 years behind his age, his reading level is just below his correct age. He is currently getting a lot of help from his UK school, do you think we are mad to give this all up to come back to Oz as we want to do the best for him education wise.
Please can any parents, teachers that are either going through Oz learning with a severely dyslexic child or teach at an Oz school, provide some up to date info on the current stance of help provided etc etc.
Feel free to PM me if you would rather.