A revelation is sadly offered. A truth is finally learned. Your child suffers from a disability, his thoughts all shaped uncommon. It was always a worry, a suspicion you couldn’t refuse (even as you tried) — his words were too peculiar; his comprehension wavered; and mimicking even the most basic of skills posed a challenge for him. He was never lacking intellect. He was simply lacking the way to prove it. And now you have a diagnosis, a validation of what you already knew: your son is not the same as his peers. He is instead unique.
And you must now discover everything you can to help him face this.
A learning difficulty is not meant to be offered only to a child. It is instead to extend to his family. Parents must become aware of a disorder and what it means. All symptoms must be understood. All teaching methods must be charted. A problem isn’t simply to be found within the classroom. It affects all elements of all days — and changes therefore will have to be implemented at home.
Be certain that you note the depths of a disability. Research all you can, becoming aware of the causes and recommended treatments. Consider all support centers and alternative education methods (such as at home care or after school tutoring). Read about potential aids, such as talking calculators and word processors. And seek out tips and testimonials from parents like yourself — a necessity when first receiving a diagnosis. You will need help.
Knowledge may be difficult for your child to earn; but you have no such limitation. You must look for all facts relating to a disability, ensuring that you are prepared for the years to come. This is not a simple problem, certain to disappear as your son matures. It is instead a life-long battle and you will be needed to provide the essential support.
Learn all you can. Offer what you must.