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  1. My DS just took his today! He didn't finish a lot of sections so we'll see how that works out. I'm just proud of him for doing it. It was his first test ever too. I realized that maybe a lower stakes test might have been a better option but he felt like it went well so I guess I haven't traumatized him!
  2. I wanted to update this, as we have some promising developments and it may encourage anyone else who is trying to make PS work. I was able to email DD's teacher the week before school, and she even called me! She was fine with whatever informal accommodations we wanted to put in place while we work on the 504. The school actually followed up like they said they would! They talked to DD's new teacher and she agreed that DD's writing is not indicative of what she knows. They are starting in class intervention, which is at least something. We are going to meet soon do discuss the 504. I wanted to thank everyone for the help!
  3. Ok so he's on that math schedule and it seems to be similar here. (for acceleration)
  4. Yes, she was "dismissed" I'm not opposed to rechecking, her VMI was low normal
  5. So that was supposed to say “isn’t beautiful.” her handwriting is fine but not anything amazing. she did do VT!
  6. No, I haven’t gotten into any of that yet. Like mind mapping?
  7. It’s the organizing thoughts and getting them onto the paper part. Fine motor is fine. Her writing isn’t beautiful but it’s perfectly legible. She has a hard time staying on the line so I bought her some raised line paper to help. eta: that was supposed to say “isn’t” I really need to start proofreading when I reply on my phone
  8. I'm going to do this, thank you! I bought the multiplication book from TWTM press but never got around to it this summer. (There were things to copy and games and it just always got pushed to the back burner.) Plus she was tutoring and I was trying to not pile on. She only has 2 weeks until school, and she actually likes math so I think I will get those books and see how far we can get. Her state testing came back exactly like these scores BTW, both in language arts (spelling was bad) and math facts on math portion were low. So I feel like I can trust all these tests. She's consistently low in the same areas everywhere.
  9. She has to work very hard to be not drastically below in the weak areas. Also, it's one of those things where it seems like it's not horrible now, but we can see down the road where more writing is expected that the wheels may fall off.
  10. Yes, I read the Dyslexic advantage and subscribed to their newsletter. Agree about the self esteem and it seems to have gotten better since she has gotten a diagnosis.
  11. Thats good to know! Although I honestly don’t have the first 27k to get her started. I went back to her achievement testing to see where exactly her reading was and it looks like she’s above grade level. I can definitely see the dyslexia in her scores.
  12. I meant to quote this earlier, but thank you for this post, especially the bolded.
  13. I was going to ask for audiobooks in the 504, and also for a list of books the class will read so we can start them early.
  14. If she were more severe, we would probably try to make it work. It's upwards of 30k a year and remember no IEP so no scholarship. 😖
  15. Yes, this is what I've heard, and from what I've read seems to be true. The tutor agrees. To the last paragraph, I appreciate what you are saying and I've talked to DD pretty frankly about what we are going to have to do to make this work. She really really likes her friends, and specials. She's very extroverted. (Like doesn't leave my side because she has to constantly be interacting with people. She always wants to leave the house, even if it's to take out the trash! Her brothers, including her twin are introverts, her dad is as well. I'm slightly extroverted, but not as much as her. She's exhausting. BUT! lots of fun.) I told her she'd still have to do Wilson after school. I think I've mentioned she's a hard worker, and she is. She said "Ok it will be hard at first, but I'll get used to it." My H and I have been discussing this, and it's such a balance. Social-emotionally school is definitely better for her. Academically, obviously home would be better, but it hasn't gotten to the point *yet* where it's been detrimental. If/when it does, she's done. I operate from a place that mental health trumps all.
  16. The Ed Psych signed off on the diagnosis. Our problems have nothing to do with her actual diagnosis or the qualifications of who performed the tests. I could write more, but I'm getting defensive and I don't have the energy to change it into something nicer.
  17. An SLP can definitely diagnose a language disorder.
  18. DS is November birthday that’s what we didn’t fret too much over the skip. Our cut off is end of September.
  19. She saw a Speech Language Pathologist with a PhD. She works with an educational psych. He did the IQ test and something else.
  20. This is a good point and something to ponder.
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