My youngest has just been diagnosed with dyslexia - he had an assessment by DECS at school (he attends local publi school). Dyslexia was something that never crossed my mind, I will be honest, as his problem is really about what he hears/phonics. Because he is unable to break down words into phonics he struggles with both reading and writing. Dilema - DECS do not recognise dyslexia as an issue. He gets 2 40 minute session a week with an SSO. He is now beginning to realise that he is not as able as his peers and I envisage that he is falling further and further behind. We have found a great speech pathologist (at Wayville - we are at Aldinga) who specialises in dealing with dyslexic children and teaching them to decode, which is going to be a slow process. I guess our dilema is do we leave in public school (he's very happy there) or will he get more help in the private system. Anyone got any advice or similar issues?