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  1. Well, uneventful update - the pediatrician said it may be a lab error or an isolated high reading. Wants to re-test in a month. We will have to see if that shows a high number.
  2. The dr is recommending a low dose of Zoloft to begin with. Dh is hesitant to start until we find out why her iron levels are so high. We are going to do genesight testing before starting. Has anyone had good results with that?
  3. Interesting. I think this is the only time iron levels have been checked. She does not currently have any viruses or anything.
  4. That’s the only thing I’ve found, too, but there’s no family history of it. No, she doesn’t get any extra iron from vitamins.
  5. Does anyone have experience with high iron levels in children? What causes it, how they treat it, etc? We got results from Dd9’s blood test but can’t ask questions over the weekend, of course. Her iron level was 185, and they said normal is up to 105. Her other abnormal level was vitamin D, it was low. Oh, allergy marker were up, but she has allergies, so not unexpected.
  6. I’m pretty sure Dd9 is getting this diagnosis; psychiatrist ordered bloodwork that was done today. It’s been a long journey, and I’m tired. And she is tired. Encouragement and resources would be most welcome.
  7. After hearing back from the school re:CELF-5, I feel fairly confident that dd is okay in that area. As far as math, I still need to ask about method/structure of instruction. I was going to ask today, but dd has requested a tour of the school, and that took up a lot of time. I’ll send an email at some point. Is the best strategy Ronit Bird? I bought all of Kate Snow’s books as PDF’s on sale awhile back. Any other tips on math?
  8. Okay, I went back and looked at the subtest scores. Dd9 either “received” or “attained” a 4 out of 5 (following directions), 5 out of 7 (sentence repetition), 4 out of 6 (sentence assembly), 4 out of 7 (semantic relationships), 5 out of 6 (word classes) = 22 out of 31. So I guess that’s a raw score?
  9. Her subtests scores on Processing were 6-coding and 7-symbol search. Fluid reasoning was 8-matrix reasoning and 10-figure weights. The written expression subtests were sentence composition-109, essay composition-85, word count-89, theme & development & organization-83, spelling-87. Mathematics subtests were problem solving-90 and numerical operations-76. So I have all these numbers, but I don’t yet have them connected with what to do next. Keep enlightening me! I will ask about the methods and structure tomorrow. One consideration is the teacher now will not be the same as in the fall, so I imagine things could change.
  10. Well, I assume, given the explanation of the test, that 22 was a scaled score, as in the first table. The report doesn’t give me any further information.
  11. In addition to the above results, dd9 was given the CELF-5 and had a score of 22, 11 points above what she needed to pass the screening at her age.
  12. Thank you both!! I am homeschooling dd9. The school will only intervene during their school year, so she will have 3-4 sessions before they let out for the summer. Everyone on the school team are sweet and helpful. They will send me a copy of the official IEP, which we drafted at the meeting yesterday... since I have no previous experience with this, I was just trusting their judgment about things. Any and all links, suggestions, etc are welcome! I will look at Ronit Bird - I had never heard of that. What kind of direction would you recommend for the writing piece? I have IEW on our shelves, and planned on using it, would that be step-by-step enough to help a student like dd? If we did send her to the PS (something that dd9 has asked about), the school team said the IEP would be revised. Currently it only has math goals, but they mentioned eliminating time constraints, etc, could be added.
  13. For dd9. she qualifies for an IEP for a SLD-math. We set her up with 3x/wk at the school, 20 min sessions. Anything else I should investigate?
  14. I have an inordinate amount of math programs for the amount of students. Oldest dd is using Saxon 7/6, but is bored and wants to switch to math mammoth. Which is a whole other topic! (Like where to place her??) 2nd dd and ds are using Math U See. I feel like I *should* take some books off the shelves but I have no pressing reason too. Just de-cluttering, I guess. I will have to teach the 2 yr old with something, eventually! Math is my weaker spot, so I think collecting a lot of math books was/is my fight against that! But most just sit there, daring me to use them. 🤣 I own: math mammoth 1-7 digital, Saxon K to 7/6, life of Fred elementary and intermediate, Math u see primer, alpha & beta, math lessons for a living education digital (back when it was free!) and beast academy 3A-3C. Plus some critical thinking math reasoning workbooks. I always think “I’ll have time to work _____ into our schedule, even it is once a week.” But I haven’t yet managed to be so organized. 😂
  15. Thanks all!! You have given me hope that the end may be awhile off. So far, the royal canin renal support food is not a hit. We got a sample pack of 6. She has tried 3. She kinda sorta likes the dry food.
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