Friday, December 24, 2010

A giant leap

Azam is a dyslexic student. Google it, there are lots of information. The link I have given is good, for it lists down the symptoms of a dyslecix child. Many , often, not realising the problem always blames a child of being slow or stupid and not give them the due attention and help. Trust me, a dyslexic person is way smarter than us in many ways :) Einstein is one of them yo !

Azam scored 4As and 4Bs for his PMR. One big giant leap and a boost of confidence for him. He did not get here easily and I am so proud of him. Watching him in the room with the teachers and the surprise followed by awed look on his face that said, wow I did it ! was priceless.

This was the boy that took two years to finally hold his pencil the correct way. This was the boy who couldnt read and write properly till year 3 in school. This was the boy who had only copied only one line from the blackboard and the teacher was already erasing the rest away. This was a boy who when overwhelmed with confusion , cant even compute a simple 1 + 1 !! Till today he wont be able to tell you just like that what comes after K or before R without reciting the whole alphabet and telling time is still confusing. But try he will.

And he persevered. On his own, quietly and slowly he trudged on. My heart goes out to see him struggle at times but I never interfere and only help when he asked for it. Like my two girls I never push them for As, giving it their best was all we ever asked and so far they are doing fine. And they know I am there if they needed me.

He once asked me if he was stupid. My heart broke. And I explained to him that the only difference between him and others was that  he needed a different way to approach the subjects and he studied differently. Takes longer for him to understand some things but I also pointed out in some things he simply excelled at them.

Our short stint in Japan helped him tremendously, the school had really good support for students like him and he could progress in a normal class but doing things more to his level. And his school here provided me with teachers who understood his problems and helped him along the way.

Dyslexic students need more attention, and a lot of patience to deal with them. With support, guidance and again, patience, they will overcome it. Its different from child to child but there is hope.

Azam still has many of the symptoms in the list but he is also slowly improving in many and grew out of some.

And I know , he now knows without a doubt that he will make it. This was the break that he needed to affirm his confidence and he made the big giant leap.

From zero to hero, this is for you Azam.


Sigh, I am just one happy mom :)

17 comments:

amsyah said...

One of the greatest moment of being a parent!

Well done KJ and Azam. Kelas tuisyen Maths jangan lupa :)

Yimster said...

And behind every successful man (kid in this matter), there's an ever supportive and loving mommy who just doesnt know what impossible is. Great job k.june and extra proud of yourself. Oh and good going Azam!

Haza said...

Congrats, Azam, and to many more. Life is a marathon, eh?

June Malik said...

Syah : hehe yeah maths and .... class kan? lol

Yim : thanks i am just so happy lol

Haza : hey you :) congrats to Aisy too .. here's to many good ones to come to our kids and the rest out there and yeah, its a marathon alrigh!!

tsar said...

Awwww, this is such a feel good story. Alhamdulillah, congrats and big hugs to Azam, you and family! Kudos!

Jgn just belanja dia biskut tau. :)

IJAM said...

alamak, touching story. Im proud of you being a very3 (kuasa 3) patience...
Anak i, suruh makan kismis pun susah, apatah lagi air nescafe starbuck tu...

Julin Julai said...

congrats azam!
and kak june also for persevering.

sckhoo said...

Not only a happy mom, but a great one as well.

June Malik said...

Zarin : mcm advertisement feel good mcd ha ha

Ijam, Kat starbucks Ada nescafe ke?

Julin, sometimes Ada gak rasa severed lol

SCK : all moms are great !!

SAM0309 said...

Great Job Azam! Applause for you too,June, for being a great Mom. It is a challenging world indeed that we live in but with the right kind of people that God chooses to place around us, we thriumph. Wishing you lot's of success in future Azam.

June Malik said...

thanks Sam and thanks all .. and azam sends his big big thank you :)

~Sasha Farina~ said...

congratulations Azam! I am sooooooooooo proud of you!

Azza said...

Kudos to the happy mom..and for Azam, i dont hv children but feeling proud like having one too

serena said...

congratulations to Azam and to June, the mother. kudos to both of you and am proud of it!

ziff71 said...

Congrats to u and Azam, him for all his effort and u for all the support, truly touching for me who is trying not too succumb to the obsession of our kids to get straight As.

Life is indeed a marathon, some ppl may go fast all the way, some ppl may go fast and midway slowing down, some ppl just take a snail pace but surely and positively finishes the run and at the end of the day, thats what really matters :D

Zack Yui said...

Congrats to Azam, Juney And the whole family! That as not easy, I understand bcoz Haziq was not a good student too... but great effort you guys! And great result! :)

June Malik said...

ziff : all A's belum tentu jamin one's success, its a whole balancing thing ..studies, people skills, and the strength to be able to face what life will pass at you kan?

Zack : not good student tapi if the effort is always there, half the battle is won !