we are going throught the same thing atm with our 5yo. she is in prep.
although its not thought to be dyslexia. but she does need to see and OT and speech Pathologist wich is being organised atm. we had her hearing and eye sight tested as well just to rule those out.
we are in QLD. and the way i got things done was i mentioned it to the child health nurse we see every week with DS2 and she organised it from there. so its through the public system. the eyes were private but medicare covered that.
hope that helps some
I am in Qld too. We spent a fair bit of time with DS2 going to our GP last year getting referrals. We did the hearing tests with him, as well as speech and language assessments, psych observational exams and screening questionnaires ... and to think he was barely 5 :S All these tests really did explain so much, and I am glad in retrospect we did it. The fact though that we did get DS2 looked at, diagnosed, attended to and he is now soaring at school at the moment with the assistance of therapies, is part of the reason I am like a dog with a bone with DS1 now.
It breaks my heart to see him struggling atm, and his self esteem and confidence plummeting with it. He was fine last year in prep but this year in grade 1 the workload has gone up and he can't keep up, despite being the oldest kid in his class
I spoke to his teacher today and I asked if she thought I was over-worrying. It was a relief that she said 'no' .. and that the learning enhancement co-ordinator also agreed. Shows that a mothers intuition really is there for a reason wink
Having said everything above, all these discussions I have with teachers, specialists etc I make sure neither of our DS' are aware of anything we speak of. I want them to stay carefree ... its our job as parents to make sure we provide our kids the tools and resources to make their education as easy as possible and for us to bear the 'worry', not them ..