Tiger Posted June 15, 2016 Report Share Posted June 15, 2016 Hi my son is a fluent reader. He has had eye tics in the past but they haven't effected him in any way. Since April has been skipping the small words when reading. I just ask him to try the sentences again and then he could read them.I've also notice some tics have come back eyebrow raising tic and eye wobble - but they arent apparent when reading. He is aware that its happening but cant seem to do anything about it. He says 'its just something I do'. Before I'd chalked it down to either a processing type spurt in his development/ growing etc. and not concerned myself too much about it. Its been happening for 2 months now and I'm starting to wonder if there's more to it. perhaps its connected to an eye tic of maybe a brain tic - if there is such a thing? His eye tracking is definitely under some kind of stress. I do my best not to talk about it but the fact that I keep reminding him to re - read sentences is probably enough to make an issue of it. Yesterday he told me that when he reads the words get muddled in his head and he cant say them. He also said he doesn't see the small words. i did my best to reassure him in several ways one was to state that his reading wasnt always like this and it might go away. he said its like it every day for him: at school in, class work and when reading books to himself. I think I made the mistake of saying 'its ok..... it'll go back to normal soon'. To which he yelled back 'this is my normal! ' This made me feel so sad for him bad mum moment. I spoke with his teacher today and she finally acknowledges he's been skipping words. I asked if he could be screened for dyslexia but perhaps I'm doing a knee jerk reaction here. Just feel I should try and help him. I thought he was just fed up and bored of reading. I realise now why he's not been keen. It's really getting to him and I'm concerned it'll have a negative effect on his passion to read in the future. Its so hard to get the balance right, how much attention should we give to this issue....maybe this issue will just go away....... x Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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