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About AngelaVA

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  1. Mine is left handed also, she has an iPad I need to look at the app mentioned. I have another app that she was supposed to be able to do her math on but it only lets her type on a certain place and it way harder to navigate than writing on a paper would be. And then where she is only doing second grade math there is still some coloring in or drawing dots or whatnot that this app didn't do (snap something I think it was). There's also a lot of pictures which makes it really time consuming for me to copy to a white board, plus the left handed thing, she's erasing it while she's writing. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I am ISO a large format math book at the second grade level for a child with a visual motor impairment. I have been modifying Math Mammoth on my own but it's very difficult and time consuming. I need something without tiny plastic manipulatives like Math U See has because that is also a source of extreme frustration and distracts from rather than enhancing math learning in this case. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I really want to get my hands on a decent, relatively modern first- second grade level basal reader. I know it's old fashioned but I am dealing with some special learning needs and I feel like it would be really helpful for us. I want the uniformity and continuity and controlled word list they provide. I am currently using Rigby PM readers but there's not enough books at each level for us to get sufficient practice to move on.
  4. Maybe instead of buying another curriculum do the one you have at a slower pace and supplement with games of math to practice and solidify skills? That is what we are doing this year with my 10 year old. I'm not in a hurry for her to get to pre algebra. I would rather see really solid arithmetic skills first. In life you use arithmetic so much more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I'm not sure I am reading that the child is doing anything unsafe or that we can presume anything atypical is undiagnosed. Just because a child has a diagnosis doesn't mean that everyone is going to know about it or that they are going to suddenly act typically. The minor participating he is doing could be really good for him. I think it's up to the teachers to say if he's being disruptive. We finally gave up on PE at the Y with my physically disabled child even though the teachers were fine with it the kids and parents could not get over staring at her the entire class and the kids could not stop asking over and over why she couldn't run as far, why she couldn't do certain things etc. And yeah I probably looked tired and overwhelmed at times but it's not like anyone is going to come over and give me a pep talk that's going to help me make my child more typical (I'm not saying you think this but some people act that way). The best thing you can do is be friendly and teach your kids about differences. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. When we had our neuropsych exam one of the recommendations for memory issues was to study things in thematic units that integrated different subject areas. It has been helpful for us. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I'm not sure about the skin changing color part but hallucinations that the world is tilting, spinning, getting bigger or smaller are often associated with partial seizures. Gaps in memory are also associated with seizures. There is a fair number of people who have both ASD and Epilepsy as well. I think it would be worth investigation from that standpoint as well. I would ask for a sleep deprived or 24 hour EEG vs a regular 20 minutes EEG which almost never picks anything up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. My daughter has epilepsy. The main way we have dealt with memory issues is to work towards better long term seizure control. It sounds like both your kids are still having seizures. The partial seizures with the "just staring" may not seem like much to you but it's erasing their memory of a portion of their day and long term that causes cognitive damage. The modern treatment goal for epilepsy is "no seizures no side effects" which can be obtained for at least 75% of people. It sounds like you need to see a pediatric epileptologist to help guide you in treatment. If you check out the epilepsy foundations web site you should be able to find a level 4 epilepsy center near you. With such a strong family history of epilepsy you should definitely have a genetic epilepsy panel done. If there is a known syndrome present it will help guide you towards the most effective treatment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I liked the book. The point of it is not to craft excellent prose but rather to craft an alternative metaphorical image of God that's different from what is portrayed by the church, and I think it does a very good job of that. The death of the child, though very sad, I don't think is portrayed in a way that's inappropriate for a 16 year old. On the other hand comparing what the father of this child is going through to what your 16 year old is going through is quite a leap. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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