“Hello, world!” A blog post by Jo Rees

Jo Rees, a specialist dyslexic teacher and parent of a child with dyslexia, has begun a wonderful blog that will bring out your every emotion and touch on your every experience. Here is a taste of her writing:
“I know what it is like to live with dyslexia! I know how exhausting it is to stay one step ahead of the game in constant fear of falling behind, knowing if you fall behind you’ll never catch up, how you dread being the one who is given the pen to scribe in a group because you can’t spell and with everyone watching you, you know you won’t even be able to spell the simplest of words… I know what it is like to be the parent of a dyslexic child… I know what it is like to watch your child hurt because they feel they are rubbish at everything because they can’t read at the same speed as the rest of their class. I know how much it hurts you as a parent to not be able to control how your child feels about themselves, how your child can’t see the things that are wonderful about them, because all your child can see is what they can’t do, because they have to go to school every day and because at school all that is measured is how well they read and write.”
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