My 9yr.old has always struggled greatly in school and mostly now in the 4th grade. His eye doctor and a couple of teachers suggested we have him assessed by his school for learning disabilities specifically Dyslexia because he displays most of the "classic" symptoms. I did my research and as a mom, I agree and know that he has it.We met with the school psychologist and told him what the eye doctor and teachers said and his symptoms, he said nothing about the fact that they don't test for Dyslexia, he assessed him, and we met again with his diagnosis of distractability (ADD) and said that I need to go to our medical for treatment, and avoided answering my questions about the Dyslexia. We went to our medical and did the exact same thing and told them the exact same things that we told the school, only this time we payed a big copay. They came back with a diagnosis of anxiety which could be helped with therapy and medication (all which support their future paychecks!)! Then I contact a learning center and speak with a specialist to find out that it does seem that my son has Dyslexia (my 5yr.old too, but we'll deal with that later)but that schools and medical don't specifically test for Dyslexia. Yet they don't tell you that because it doesn't support their future paychecks to treat the problem, instead, don't treat the problem, but treat the symptoms with therapy & drugs to make them not care about anything. She said ofcourse he is distracted and ofcourse he has anxiety! It's like going to a seminar in a foreign language to you, you'd be distracted because you don't understand, and then have anxiety because you have to take a test on the seminar! Dyslexia can't be fixed, but if you help with the problem, you alleviate the symptoms, no therapy or drugs needed! So our journey continues... We've gone in a complete circle! I am just so angry that there are people out there that will take your money and mislead you and give drugs to further their paychecks at the expense of a child! They are supposed to help children not make things harder!
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