This winter, my little Picasso has been pushed and pushed to read. There have been times that I've gotten home from work studied with her for an hour, made supper, and went back to reading and homework until 10:30 at night.
I tried telling her that it was okay to let some of it go. She could catch up over noon and get some sleep. She's relentless.
Picasso's teacher gives her a check off list, and those tasks must be checked off before she's satisfied.
And well, her reading has improved. Picasso's test score on her NWEA jumped a whopping thirteen points. I'm starting to think that her brain is finding it's own way - as it does with many dyslexics.