Sunday, October 12, 2008

Overcoming . . .

The day that I have been long waiting for arrived today. My 7 year old son sat down and read a book to me without me having to tell him words. "Green Eggs & Ham" was the monumental book. There were tears in my eyes as he made his way through it. He didn't read fluently, he struggled, but he did it all himself. Finally in the third month of second grade. Action has dyslexia so this a major milestone for him. He was so proud to read the book to me instead of the other way around. I'm looking forward to more events like this.

8 comments:

Kirasha said...

That's fabulous! What a lovely moment for you that must have been, and so happy for your son. :-D

Kate said...

What fantastic news! Action must be thrilled.

The Modern Gal said...

That's great! Congrats to Action!

The Real Life Fairy Tale Princess said...

That's just AWESOME!! I work in Special Education, so I know what an amazing feat this is for him!! There is no amount of praise big enough to equal his accomplistment... but still *does a little dance* "GO ACTION! GO ACTION! GO! GO! GO ACTION!!

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I have a weird question for you. Did your son skip crawling and go straight to walking? My brother was dyslexic, and he never crawled, and my mom read somewhere that boys who don't crawl often have dyslexia (not the only cause, and only with boys). She never found a doctor to agree with this, but she had my brother get down every night and crawl (we would crawl with him) and he went from a Kindergarten reading level to a 6th grade reading level when he was in the 3rd grade. Also during this time, I don't think he was reading at all. I don't completely understand the story or the methodology, and it's possible that the brain development that naturally occurs at that age made the difference. I was just wondering.

Congratulations on a wonderful and important milestone!

ifmusicbe said...

Tears in my eyes

So lovely x

Nichole M said...

That's a great milestone! He must have been so proud! And if he wasn't? Looks like you were enough for the both of you. :-)

Mr Lady said...

That is SO fantastic! What a huge milestone! Tell him how proud we all are, okay!