Consulted Dr. Prof. G.B. Singh (PhD) (Clinical Psychologist)
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Learning Disability (Dyslexia) Assessment and Treatment
My son was in class 5 when I came to Dr Singh and after his assessment realised he was dyslexic. Our child had spent years feeling behind in his class, he couldn't read, or do math problems at the rate his friends could do them. He said he felt stupid and worthless, but as the doctor assured him he wasn't as he could have unique ideas and outlooks on the world., as he grew up and that just because he saw things in a different way than his classmates and there was nothing wrong with that. He was just dyslexic.
In that moment the confused, and constantly in denial mother in me felt as though I had found the answer to my problems. My Son was no longer stupid; he just had a Learning Disability and there was someone in Dr Singh to help him and be there for him. However I must advise all parents that once you have a diagnosis does not make it easier, and I had to work along with child and doctor to help him.
The first thing we did was to stop all tuition as we realised that it was just time pass and he would only play games on the floor of his room, and he would make sounds with letters. The school was still hard for him and counting numbers in my sons head was practically impossible and reading was no easy feat either. The kids in his class would be able to look at letters and see words, and he would be mystified by the time he came home and absolutely clueless.
Now with time as he is in class 7 his dyslexia that used to be gigantic has shrunk—that is, all the parts except the memory part and that is also getting better. A lot of the time our son takes the parts of learning that are still hard for him as rejection -- as someone telling him he can't. As parents we feel helpless to see marks taken off for misspelled words in-English and it takes a lot of counselling from Dr Singh for him not to feel jealous or worthless.
One thing we learnt from Dr Singh is that there is no simple code that makes living with dyslexia easy. There is the physical part of not being able to do certain things, and then there is the limiting mental aspect in which we would wrongly evaluate Aditya based solely on a socially constructed norm about what smart he is. This is something that has made a difference to our family life and brought peace and less fighting and shouting everyday. Dr Singh has been able to counsel us through understanding each other and redefining what smart means for our son, and he has definitely ensured that our child's grades have improved and his ability to read the textbooks and retain his reading had improved. Overall it has been a very good experience and we only wish we had come much earlier. Mrs Neha