my son is just now starting to have some consistance in his life bc of the daycare i found. after just a couple weeks, she tells me how great he is and how he's improved w talking. but then his father took him to the doctors, and he says that my son is still behind on his talking by a great deal, and bc of the fact that we a still having a hard time with potty training, that my son may have a learning disability. my son is so amazing. this cant be right. he is smart. what am i doing wrong. where did i let him down and can i fix it or is it to late? if i did do something wrong, he shouldn't have to pay for it. i need some guidance from a mother bc i know i can learn new things instead of talking to a dr and being told my son is stupid or he needs drugs or what ever else they might come up with. what can i do?Answer Question
Answer by Steph319 at 7:25 PM on Oct. 25, 2008
Answer by Steph319 at 7:26 PM on Oct. 25, 2008
Answer by m.robertson811 at 7:27 PM on Oct. 25, 2008
Having a learning disability is not the same as being "not smart". Not by a long shot. Albert Einstein had a severe learning disability. My son has Asperger Syndrome, and he is incredibly (almost scary!) smart. So, if it turns out that your son does have an LD, don't worry too much- it doesn't mean he is not very smart.
Otherwise, if you feel like your son is doing well, don't worry about it. You know your son the best, right?
Answer by 21stCenturyMom at 7:36 PM on Oct. 25, 2008
Answer by my6little1s at 8:36 PM on Oct. 25, 2008
Answer by MarshaB702 at 9:08 PM on Oct. 25, 2008
Get a second opinion! You and the teacher are around the child more than the pediatrician. Trust me, after working in the medical field for many years.....some Dr.'s practice medicine with common sense, others practice cook-book medicine! They take all straight from a book, without really looking at their patient. All children are different. Do NOT let this bother you! Find another Dr - preferably one with children themselves, and get another outlook!
Answer by MamaDiane at 9:37 PM on Oct. 25, 2008
Answer by LovinEveryDay at 10:02 PM on Oct. 25, 2008
Answer by JessicaLilly at 11:11 PM on Oct. 25, 2008
Answer by SusieD250 at 12:03 AM on Oct. 26, 2008
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