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  1. Thank you for the response. We have explored multiple supplements under the guidance of a psychiatrist, to address the OCD in particular, without seeing much benefit. He is on 2 meds at present. Guanfacine made the only significant difference for his OCD symptoms.
  2. I am on year 27 of homeschooling, currently teaching our 14 and 16 yo sons, who are youngest 2 of six. Our 14 yo has HFA, along with OCD that kicked in at age 12. He is strong in math, currently doing Algebra. The wearying part is his attitude! He is often rude and disrespectful (not an issue with any of our other children), resists doing anything he doesn't want to do, and does not seem to be learning from consistent correction or having his main interest removed as a penalty (his screen time). This will sometimes cause him to comply, but is not bringing about an overall change in his attitu
  3. Targhee, Thank you for your response. I'm not sure, until l look at it, if the writing instruction in MCT will work for my son or not. I'm disappointed to hear it is not more directive. The names of the levels led me to expect that they would build from teaching the writing of good sentences, to good paragraphs, then on to essays. I guess l will just have to look it over. Makes me glad l ordered used copies!
  4. Hi For those of you with experience with MCT Language Arts, l plan to start this curriculum next fall with my son who will be a 9th grader and has HFA. Because l don't want him to miss anything, l have been collecting cheap, used copies of the older editions of the early level TE's in order to fill in any blanks in his knowledge. Language Arts are not his strong suit, as he is more math/science brained. That being said, I am just curious to know at what level people have started their older kids who are new to the curriculum. He can tolerate things addressed to younger kids, as his social
  5. I am keeping it simple for my 7yo (PDD-NOS) and 8yo(ADHD) sons this year, and am happy with their progress, except as noted below. Miquon Math - this is our second year with this, and it fits my autism spectrum guy wonderfully, probably because he spends a lot of time cogitating about math concepts anyway. Last year it worked well for my 8yo, but this year he is very frustrated, so I am planning to change to a more structured, sequential type of program for him, tweaking it however I need to to make it work for him (ABeka or Horizons). Suggestions welcome. The old, 1992, version of Lea
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