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Paz

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    Mom to ds (22) dd (19)
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  1. Sorry to post and then just disappear. I appreciate all of your suggestions and support! My daughter figured it out. I'm glad that she has me to confide in and vent to but sometimes it is more difficult on me than her. Haha. Anyway, she is great at problem solving which is probably due to having to finds ways around her dyslexia her whole life. She was able to find out that most of the information can be added to an online account before her appointments so there is little need now for her to write much out at all! Why no one told her that is surprising to both of us. She is doing well with her job and has been top salesperson for a few weeks in a row now. I'm so happy for her and it has given her some confidence so that is helpful, as well. As far as getting accommodations she is very hesitant to do that. She had some negative experiences in college-one program she was in actually told her that she had to spell things correctly and if she couldn't this wasn't the program for her-even knowing that she had accommodations! She ended up deciding she didn't want to do the program and left but a few of her friends actually reported the teacher and I think there was a big restructuring of the program. If she was going to stay I think she would have fought it but she hasn't found that most people support the accommodations and she doesn't want to fight all the time.
  2. Thank you for the post it note idea. She does sometimes ask them to write down their information for her but the post it notes seem even better.
  3. She sells insurance so she is required to go to enrollments and enter people's names and addresses as well as additional information quickly. I think sometimes it is with a computer and other times with pen and paper. I cross-posted this on another board and also added that she has some processing disorders where she has trouble working quickly so that is also an issue. She is a perfectionist and hates to make a mistake so what probably a lot of her stress and what she thinks is her doing her job terribly is not even noticed by others.
  4. Hello, My daughter has dyslexia/dysgraphia and we were able to remediate it to the point where she is able to read anything with excellent comprehension. She is 26 and is struggling in the workplace because she still has difficulty reading and spelling people's names and she has problems if she is called on to write or type addresses and names quickly. She basically lives her work day in extreme stress. I would love to find a program or any suggestions to help her get to the point where this is less of an issue. She almost has her associate degree but this is also a big reason why she is concerned about pursuing additional schooling. She had additional time and other accommodations in school that made this a little easier but she is realizing that she needs to work through this difficulty to reach more of her goals. Any suggestions or ideas are appreciated! I cross posted this on the learning challenges board too. One additional thing I should add is that I think speed is also an issue. She was diagnosed with a processing disorder, as well when she was tested at 16 so I think part of her fear is the ability to type/write the information in a limited amount of time. When we homeschooled, she did a lot of work orally because she had extreme difficulty getting words from her brain onto paper. I think a structured practice of writing of some type would also help, Not sure how that would work or if anything like that is available?
  5. Hello, My daughter has dyslexia/dysgraphia and we were able to remediate it to the point where she is able to read anything with excellent comprehension. Now she is 26 and is struggling in the workplace because she still has difficulty reading and spelling people's names and she has problems if she is called on to write or type addresses and names quickly. She basically lives her work day in extreme stress. I would love to find a program or any suggestions to help her get to the point where this is less of an issue. She almost has her associate degree but this is also a big reason why she is concerned about pursuing additional schooling. She had additional time and other accommodations in school that made this a little easier but she is realizing that she needs to work through this difficulty to reach more of her goals. Any suggestions or ideas are appreciated!
  6. We went to Alaska with Royal Caribbean in May 2010 with our daughter who was 17 at the time. It was truly the best vacation we have ever had. We left from Vancouver and flew back from Fairbanks but I know they have cruises leaving from Seattle, as well. In port there are a variety of things to do. If you go to cruise critic you can read about various ports in Alaska and also about the different cruise lines. They have a forum where I got most of my information about planning excursions and so forth. If you can swing it at all, I would recommend the cruise and tour after or just staying a few days on your own and sightseeing. We got to see Talketna and Denali that way.
  7. I was on a similar medication for about 1 1/2 years. When I started to taper off I also began taking DGL, Natural Esophaguard by Life Extension, and a good probiotic. I think I went off gradually in about 1 to 2 months.
  8. Happy Thanksgiving!

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