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    Prices do not include media mail shipping: Science Fact Book $2 Everything you Need to Know about Science $3 Amazing Creatures (hardback) $3 Muse magazines (18 different ones) $15 Tropical Forests $2 Isaac Newton (hardback) $2 See Inside your body $4 Sciencesaurus $3 Archimedes and Door of Science $2 Science Scope $3


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    Set comes with 2 student editions and the teacher's guide/worksheets on 2 cds. Non smoking home. Paypal only. Thanks! $70.00 - doesn't include shipping


  3. Thank you for helping me look on the bright side! Feeling really gullible right now.
  4. Has this happened to anyone else? I got a call that my daughter signed up for ACT test prep materials - we could preview for 30 days and return if we didn't like if for a full refund ($216.32). Materials received were not quality materials, customer service now seems shady, checked BBB and found they have an F rating and it's difficult to get refunded, etc. I'm kicking myself for falling for it. Website seemed so legit. I've already called my credit card company and changed card number (apparently they charge your card in the future). Plan to dispute it if I don't receive money back. So frustrated! I did try to load disc on computer but it didn't work. Now I'm wondering if I just downloaded spyware. ARGHHH!! Any advice?
  5. Thank you! I'm not sure if we should buy him a laptop or ipad to help with high school next year. I guess maybe the ipad since it has apps? I'll look into Kami and OCR now. Are either of you in support groups for kids with slow processing? I'd love to do more research and talk with other parents who have kids with this learning challenge!
  6. I'm wondering if there is technology to help ds with low processing speed to complete worksheets (ones with questions that require answers several sentences long). Is there an app that can scan worksheets so he can type his answers to turn in instead of writing them by hand?
  7. It doesn't make sense to me either. She made it sound like more of a formality, though. We can put pretty much any modification in place that we need to, it just won't be "official".
  8. This gives me a lot of hope - thank you! I've been waking up in the middle of the night in a panic thinking that I haven't prepared him well for public high school, but it's definitely time for him to have a new teacher. He's really sick of the one he's had since preschool, LOL! His older sister will be a senior, and she's doing really well and loves the school/teachers, etc. I really hope he has a good experience. Thanks for all your help!
  9. I really appreciate your advice! Not sure how they can help him with the bathroom situation. I think it's more OCD than anxiety (he hates germs, dirty bathrooms, etc.). He had a psych evaluation when the OCD issues first made an appearance several years ago. I need to set up another appointment before he starts school so I have documentation. Thank you so much for taking the time to write out the information I need!
  10. My son's handwriting looks like a 2nd grader's (not messy, but large with lots of space between letters). Does your son ever use a laptop for notes instead of the pen?
  11. Thank you for the suggestions! Executive functioning skills are poor. I plan on reading "Smart but Scattered Teens" this summer and hope that will give us some ideas.
  12. I think you might have me confused with someone else - I've never subbed. I was a teacher for several years before I quit to homeschool, so I'm aware of the IEP. I was told we can't get the ball rolling (officially) until he's in class and there's evidence of struggle (see post above). His school has 6 classes per day - 2 of those will be computer gaming classes which I think he'll love. I do think we could enroll him part time, but the school is half an hour away (and I'm still homeschooling our youngest).
  13. I met with his counselor after we received his test scores back (which included some modifications for his classes next year). I was told that his test results were just one of the requirements for the IEP. Apparently, there also has to be evidence of him struggling in the class setting, which we don't have since he was homeschooled. So we can't get the ball officially rolling until he starts school. I was really concerned when she told me that, but she did say the teachers would allow modifications for him from day 1, they just wouldn't be "official". My older 2 kids both had her as a counselor, and she has been helpful and easy to work with, so that helps ease my worry a little (but they didn't have learning challenges). I'm curious what methods/apps/tech etc. have helped your son the most? He also has ADHD, OCD and anxiety. (He refuses to use public bathrooms, so that's also fueling my anxiety for next year!!)
  14. Thank you for the suggestions! His high school doesn't allow study hall, so that's not an option, unfortunately. I will look into the metronome work - excited to try it!
  15. My ds is going to public high school next year (freshman) after being homeschooled through 8th grade. Test results showed his processing speed is in the 3rd percentile. I've spoken with his counselor who said his teachers will work with him as far as letting him have a laptop in class to take notes and extra time for tests, etc. Are there any apps or other technology that might help him with these learning challenges? He is taking adderall which is extremely helpful, and he can do the work - just at a much slower speed than other kids his age. Feeling overwhelming anxiety right now, and any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
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