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Old 10-05-2013, 06:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm wondering whether to have my 10 year old tested for learning disabilities.  She had some OT for sensory/coordination issues at age 5/6, but we never had a formal diagnosis of anything.  

 

She's having more and more trouble with things that her 4 years younger sister can mostly do.  (Allowing for lack of knowledge.)  For example, learning a math video game: the younger one immediately understands the interface, but can't multiply in her head so asks for computation help.  The older can't figure out what to do even after I prompt her though a couple levels and cries and gives up.  

 

We're homeschooling, and I like to just follow their lead, but I worry that she needs extra help (like she did learning to form letters and learning to read) in some form that I can't figure out.

 

How do I know if there is a problem or if she's just more emotional at this age and my expectations are wrong?

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Old 10-06-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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I think if your mama instincts are telling you that something isn't quite right, you should get her evaluated.  Even though you homeschool, your local school district still needs to provide an evaluation or you can go outside and some insurances will cover that as well. 


 
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:36 PM
 
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I was just going to say the same thing-- it sounds like you already know the answer. It's a big step but if you've been thinking about it, it's probably a good idea.


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