Patrik’s speech impediment continued from a kindergarten onto a primary school. His mum sought help of a counsellor.
She blamed herself for doing something wrong and for having a “stupid” child. She didn’t know how to help Patrik. They spent hours and hours in the afternoons after school studying together but it only made things worse.
However, it got better when Patrik joined our tutoring project running in Prostejov region. A volunteer-tutor started working with Patrik at his home. It was the first time he had ever enjoyed studying. He and the volunteer built a beautiful relationship. The mum found out that what her son needs the most is a positive attitude.
Our coordinator told the mum about dyslexia, what it means and explained that there are issues which can be solved. Mum learned step by step not to blame herself or Patrik that he is a slow learner. Not only she is now always present during the tutoring, she also takes part herself. Thanks to People in Need support and the advice from Patrik’s teacher, she knows how to study and do exercise and with her son. Patrik has an individual learning plan and finally likes going to school.