I sometimes wonder what it would have been like had I been handed a tried and tested road map for education when my boys started school. A map that would take us from the start of school right through to the finish on the most direct route. I didn’t get handed such a map, instead I received the opportunity to participate in a journey of discovery with my boys.
Our journey with Dyslexia through education has never been down a straight road. There have always been windy roads, detours, roadblocks, dead ends and a fair few potholes to navigate. We have had to reassess things regularly as we have worked our way through the school years.
In the early years, it was difficult for the boys, they were not independent learners and they questioned their abilities. Things changed when we discovered Assistive Technology and how useful it is to have a reliable AT Toolbox when one is travelling this journey.