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  1. I'm so sorry. I'm praying for you here. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
  2. I'm sorry he didn't match. Good for him wanting to try again next year, though. That shows real perseverance. My DH is a gastroenterologist (a great one ;)) and I remember the stress of all the unknowns--with 2 small children. Many people don't realize that GI doctors are board-certified internists, as well, which means they keep up 2 certifications. If there's anything that your DH would like to ask mine about, he'd be happy to share. Good luck planning your interim year.
  3. Oh, my goodness, I was JUST thinking about you! So glad you're all doing well!!!
  4. Yes, it co-exists with dyslexia here. Interestingly, and i don't know if this is specific to the "dyslexic" brain or not, when something is presented in a picture rather than words, it is not only easier to understand, but also easier to express about. For example, when a therapist/teacher reads a small paragraph and asks the student to write something about it, what's written may be 2 very short, subject/verb sentences. But when a picture is shown and then given the same prompt, a long, very creative story will emerge. It's interesting, for sure, and I'm sure it's incredibly frustrating for the student. One thing that helps here is the idea of "forming pictures in your mind" when writing (or speaking) and then describing the scene. In my experience, this works for them in a way in might not for NT thinkers, who may only be able to write (or speak) about the physical scene when doing this. I'm not sure I'm describing this well! It's challenging, for sure. I also think it's helpful to read aloud lots of things that are rich in relationship-type interactions where the author describes facial expressions, emotions, etc.
  5. Here's my two cents, FWIW. I've been homeschooling children with dyslexia for 16 years at this point. We also deal with inattentive ADHD, anxiety diagnosed at age 4, SPD, and dysgraphia that seems to accompany all of these things for many kids. My older dyslexic was one of the earliest and most articulate talkers I've ever heard with a vocabulary that left other people speechless. ;) All that to say... Dyslexia was my first thought when I read your original post. If I had to make a choice between a full evaluation and curriculum, I would probably choose to start Barton right away with the goal of saving for the eval. as soon as possible. I might even go ahead and make the appointment for a few months out to help me reign in Christmas spending, etc. It's important, but... When it comes to accommodations for the ACT/SAT, etc, the testing needs to be "current" (I believe it was within 5 years?) We had to have the whole evaluation re-done at age 17 for my older student (originally done at 8). HTH!
  6. Prayers for peace, comfort and rest are being said for you and your family, Teresa.
  7. That was beautiful. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: to you.
  8. I'm sorry. You've been through so much. I'll keep praying for your family. May the Lord give you peace and comfort. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
  9. Praying for your son, your family, and all those caring for him. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
  10. Praying for your son and your whole family. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
  11. Praying for your son's healing and strength and for all of your family's needs to be met.
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