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Learning Disabilities?

Posted by on Jun. 18, 2011 at 11:58 PM
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Anyone have children with Learning Disabilities? 

My oldest was diagnosed with long and short term memory retention issues... though this last year he's improved GREATLY!  My 9yr old is on the Autism Spectrum and we struggle daily on so many levels.  He is barely reading... its 2 steps forward and 1 step back but oh how far he's come in so many ways!  :) 

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luvthesoap
by on Jun. 19, 2011 at 11:29 AM

My son has ADhd, short term memory problems, and a thing called " written language disorder'. HE is 16 and on a 7th grade level. Conserding that the Dr's said he would never be bale to walk, talk, or take care of himseld, I feel he's doing really good! stephen has a Vp Shunt for " Water on the Brain". He has had a lot of revisons on it. Twice he had bleeds in his brain, which causes brain damage.

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nikki0522
by on Jun. 19, 2011 at 11:47 AM

My DS#2 is on the Autism Spectrum with a diagnosis of PDD-NOS. He is only 4 1/2, so I really have no idea what his schooling is going to be like, and I am so stressed about teaching him to read. He does know the alphabet, recognises all of the capital letters and most of the lower case letters, can count up into the twenties and recognises numbers up into the 30's, so I think we're off to a good start so far.

 

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AbundanceMagnet
by on Jun. 19, 2011 at 2:10 PM


Quoting luvthesoap:

My son has ADhd, short term memory problems, and a thing called " written language disorder'. HE is 16 and on a 7th grade level. Conserding that the Dr's said he would never be bale to walk, talk, or take care of himseld, I feel he's doing really good! stephen has a Vp Shunt for " Water on the Brain". He has had a lot of revisons on it. Twice he had bleeds in his brain, which causes brain damage.

Betty in ky

Wow Betty!  That's amazing he has come so far!  What exactly does written language disorder mean?  Does it mean he has all the knowledge in his head but has a hard time taking it from the brain to paper?  Just curious, hope you don't mind me asking :)

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AbundanceMagnet
by on Jun. 19, 2011 at 2:13 PM


Quoting nikki0522:

My DS#2 is on the Autism Spectrum with a diagnosis of PDD-NOS. He is only 4 1/2, so I really have no idea what his schooling is going to be like, and I am so stressed about teaching him to read. He does know the alphabet, recognises all of the capital letters and most of the lower case letters, can count up into the twenties and recognises numbers up into the 30's, so I think we're off to a good start so far.

Nikki its really great that your son can do all of those things already! Very good sign!  Hopefully there will be no issues with schooling what so ever!....

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SimplySonita
by on Jun. 19, 2011 at 4:15 PM

My oldst is has ADHD and SPD.

Homeschooling has helped him greatly vs PS wit this though

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AbundanceMagnet
by on Jun. 19, 2011 at 4:35 PM


Quoting SimplySonita:

My oldst is has ADHD and SPD.

Homeschooling has helped him greatly vs PS wit this though

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Homeschooling has been a huge help for us as well... Matthew was getting no where in PS, falling father and father behind and Andrew (AS) was just regressing. :(  Matthew is doing so well now I wonder if he would have same diagnosis if tested again.  Andrew is learning, everything is just slow and repetative when it comes to reading... other subjects he's way ahead in.

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romacox
by Silver Member on Jun. 20, 2011 at 6:14 AM

As a tutor I am seeing an increasing number of children diagnosed with learning disabilities.

Something else I have learned,  is that too often there are other conditions that are  misdiagnosed as learnning disabilities such as Sotopic Sensitivity (to name only one). 


lorretta4
by on Jun. 20, 2011 at 10:31 AM

my son  has autism.and  comprehension.issues.  he is on many different levels.  i will be getting the curiculum that fits his needs for each subject.

AbundanceMagnet
by on Jun. 20, 2011 at 8:46 PM


Quoting lorretta4:

my son  has autism.and  comprehension.issues.  he is on many different levels.  i will be getting the curiculum that fits his needs for each subject.


Do you have a certain curriculum you are looking at?  Or are you planning to pick different ones for each subject?  Just curious for my own.. :) 

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luvthesoap
by on Jun. 21, 2011 at 9:36 AM

Yes. Excatly.hr has the knowledge in his head, but cn't put it down on paper. Also, he can't use textbooks very well. He can read the info on the page, but it gets "lost" when he tries to transfere thr answers to notebook paper. What is really bad that he hates worktexts. We use a lot of unit studies, and I quiz him orally.

Betty in Ky

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