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I have a LEARNING DISABILITY.....
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- My son is learning disabled. He has a processing
problem. He transposes letters, has to reread lessons to comprehend,
and has difficulty understanding concepts, especially math and
science. He also has been diagnosed as ADHD, which, of course, makes
for limited organizational skills and difficulty in focusing on
tasks. Our local public school has implemented block scheduling, and
I shudder to think of him having to sit in the same class for 1 1/2
hours. I intend to meet the Special Education Director. Do you have
- Has your son had a recent psychoeducational evaluation? Has he had a
It seems possible that he has a learning disorder known as
Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD).
This diagnosis would account for his problems with understanding
math and science concepts, difficulty processing, and the need to
read and reread for comprehension.
People with NLD also suffer from lack of executive function and
organizational skills and a number of other sensory and psychomotor
problems that sometimes look like ADHD, but are generally related to
the fact that they need to have the appropriate sensory feedback in
order to be available learners.
When you speak with the SPED director, ask what information the
system has about students with profiles similar to your son's and the
block system. For some learners, it is ideal, but for others, the
extended class time creates distractibility and frustration.
Make sure that you are working with people who are setting up the
plans according to every nuance of your son's psychological and
educational test results. If you believe that they are not
responding to his needs within the public school system, insist that
they hire someone to help, or that they make an outplacement,
whether residential or day, to a school which can.
EDUFAX provides services for the Learning Disabled Student.
EDUFAX provides services for the Private School Applicant.
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