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Old 05-26-2015, 01:26 PM
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Hi-looking for advice/help. Our son has just been diagnosed through the public school system with a learning disability. He repeated kindergarten and now been diagnosed with dyslexia and dysgraphia. We might need to pull him out of his private school as I fear they do not have the resources to enact the IEP for daily help.

We are districted for Creekside Elementary.

Does anyone know how many exceptional children are being served at Creekside? What the ratio of resource teacher to children are. Or does anyone have any experience with children at Creekside that needed resources? I am looking for an honest opinion if Creekside would be a good place for a child with his needs.

Our other option is to move and place him in the Chapel Hill public school system.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:30 PM
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If you can, I would recommend getting a full psycho-education analysis for your son. The test isn't cheap, but it will help you understand if there are any other learning differences so that you can properly address them. The good news is you are catching this at an early age instead of finding out about it 5+ years down the road.

You can work with an Occupational Therapist on your son's dysgraphia. They will teach him write his letters as well as work on strengthening his hand muscles. Just understand he is going to write slower and not be as neat as many of the other children his age.

Schools like The Hill Center are really good at helping students with reading differences like dyslexia. You may want to investigate a half-day option for 2-3 years to build a strong reading foundation. It is expensive as you might expect for a 4-1 student-teacher ratio with a highly-qualified faculty, but they have financial aid available which might take some of the sting out of it.
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