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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-08-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By mauricemcfadden
Hi Itsajenism,   Yes, my very verbal son who...

Hi Itsajenism,
 
Yes, my very verbal son who has trouble with reading/writing/spelling does have sensory issues.  He puts his hands over his ears whenever we are anywhere loud.  At loud, busy...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-07-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By mauricemcfadden
My son was the same way.  He was a verbal rock...

My son was the same way.  He was a verbal rock star, but had a ton of problems with writing, reading, and spelling.  We eventually decided to have him tested because he seemed to bright to us and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By mauricemcfadden
Ok, guys, hit me with some books that would be...

Ok, guys, hit me with some books that would be good for me to read to help me understand all of this.
 
Also, we took my son out of first grade toward the end of last year to homeschool him cause...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-26-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By mauricemcfadden
After months of waiting, today was evaluation...

After months of waiting, today was evaluation day for my son.  The diagnosis is Aspergers.  Not quite sure how I feel about it yet.  I am somewhat relieved to have my concerns about him validated. ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-07-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,628
Posted By mauricemcfadden
He does take *much* longer than his peers to...

He does take *much* longer than his peers to complete his work.  His teacher said that with some papers it was taking him 4x as long :(
On the WISC, his processing speed score was in the 9th...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-07-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By mauricemcfadden
RJ11,   Just wanted to reply concerning the...

RJ11,
 
Just wanted to reply concerning the bike issues.  My son is in OT for low tone, poor motor planning, fine/gross motor delays. 
 
But, he has been successfully riding a two-wheel bike...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-25-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By mauricemcfadden
I go back and forth on a near daily basis...

I go back and forth on a near daily basis between thinking my son is 2e or gifted and quirky.  Yep, it's hard to tell.  He's going to be evaluated, but I'm not convinced that if he was evaluated 10...
Forum: Learning at School   03-28-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,075
Posted By mauricemcfadden
  My son sounds very similar to your...


My son sounds very similar to your daughter.  He just turned seven and is in the first grade.  Although my son is smart, he was struggling in school and the school didn't seem to realize 1) just...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-13-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By mauricemcfadden
  Thanks for posting HarperRose!  I always...


Thanks for posting HarperRose!  I always enjoy reading what you have to say.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-10-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By mauricemcfadden
  Hmmm, is this supposed to be a link to...


Hmmm, is this supposed to be a link to somewhere?  If so, it isn't working.  I'd like to read it :)
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-24-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,628
Posted By mauricemcfadden
For the IQ test, it was the WISC IV.  They also...

For the IQ test, it was the WISC IV.  They also did a Peabody Achievement test, the tests were administered by a psychologist who does testing for a local school.
 
For the eye exam, we went to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-23-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,628
Posted By mauricemcfadden
  We have had his vision and hearing both...


We have had his vision and hearing both tested in the past month.  We wanted to be sure to rule those out.
 
We have no real reason to think that he has a learning disability, other than he is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-22-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,628
Posted By mauricemcfadden
There is a 26 point difference between his...

There is a 26 point difference between his verbal/nonverbal scores.  We had suspected a learning disability too, which is why we had him tested in the first place.  We took his scores to his school,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-22-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,628
Posted By mauricemcfadden
  We suspected that our son was gifted before...


We suspected that our son was gifted before he started school and so were very surprised when he started kindergarten and his teacher said he was "struggling" with the work.  We chalked it up to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-27-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By mauricemcfadden
  You guys are just the best!!  I am slowly...


You guys are just the best!!  I am slowly working through all the information that you guys are sending my way.  I am a bit overwhelmed with the amount of stuff I need to learn to navigate...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-26-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By mauricemcfadden
The psychologist only did an IQ test, It was not...

The psychologist only did an IQ test, It was not a complete eval.  Yesterday, we contacted my son's school and requested an eval, which are done through the public school system.  Not sure how long...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-25-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By mauricemcfadden
The tester is a psychologist.  He gave me no...

The tester is a psychologist.  He gave me no real analysis of the results.  The test was the WISC IV. 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-25-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By mauricemcfadden
To give a bit of an update.  Not sure if we made...

To give a bit of an update.  Not sure if we made the right first step or not, but we had him tested, IQ and performace assessment which we were told would help highlight if there was a learning...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-19-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By mauricemcfadden
  Thanks for the reply.  I know that that is...


Thanks for the reply.  I know that that is what evaluations are for, but not every kid is evaluated.  We don't have all the money in the world and I don't want to make the boy be tested if the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-19-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By mauricemcfadden
  I am unsure if the "issues" we are having...


I am unsure if the "issues" we are having with my son are evaluation worthy, or just some ordinary kid stuff.
 
We thought everything was great, really, until he started kindergarten.  He is a...
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