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  1. Time Left: 14 days and 5 hours

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    I am looking to sell 5 sets of integrated listening system. They are great tools so bought additional sets at $1800 each but we don't need them. Willing to offer considerable discount. Please call/text 310-770-7598

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  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 attitude. I know part of it is his lack of "theory of mind"-he isn't able to see things from any one else's perspective. I am hoping part of it is immaturity and the whole hormonal upheaval of adolescence, and will improve as he matures. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has walked through this, as l am becoming weary of the struggle. Perserverance is a strength for me, but l could sure use some hope that things may improve.
  3. Some of you may or may not know that I homeschool a teen with autism. He struggles with the writing process. Both putting ideas on paper (through any medium) and the physical act of writing are PAINFUL for him. Today during the dreaded "writing time" he rebuffed all my suggestions for topics. I thought for sure he was headed for a meltdown/ confrontation. Instead, he asked me if he could use MS Word. I readily agreed. He went to work and a few minutes later came back with a paragraph entitled "Why Do Adults Drink Coffee?" I was stunned. It was adequate length and funny to boot. Yes, it had a few grammatical errors, but this time for sure I did not focus on them. Instead, I praised him for getting it done and for typing! (He has always rejected typing. This is a true breakthrough.) I am planning on putting him back in PS next year. He really needs to be able to write out answers to things and to do that he needs to be able to type. Doing the happy dance right now!
  4. I'm very thankful for WTMF community! I'm seeking wisdom from parents of any 2E kids who have experience with this scenario: 1) DS (or DD) homeschooling through high school to college; 2) highly gifted, loves learning, willing to work hard; 3) but is "low energy" (like many Aspie/ASD), needs plenty of down time alone; 4) considering pursuit of admission to top tier STEM colleges; 5) is very capable of the LEVEL of work that requires, but parents have doubts about ability to handle QUANTITY needed to be a competitive applicant; 6) Christian (student and parents). Ultimate goal is to most glorify God and benefit man, by best use of God's gifts. Specifics - DS finishing 10th grade. 11th grade is "make or break" year if he's going to load up on dual-enrollment, AP, etc. Given 3-4 subjects, he could handle all of them at a high level - math, science, writing, reading, foreign language - literally anything. His only time-consuming extracurriculars are Boy Scouts (starting Eagle project this summer), church service and youth group. He's not a kid with a spectacular "hook". Stellar academics and test scores, his ability to write quality essay answers on apps, and just being a good kid that adults really enjoy are his strengths. DS and I had a conversation about "big fish in small pond" at college, garnering more attention, opportunities, professor relationships, etc., vs. being around more resources and people as smart or smarter than himself at a top-flight place. He wants the latter. Dilemma: he will be happier the next 2 years if we don't press his curriculum too hard, meaning no more than 2 DE or AP classes at a time. I think he'll be happier long term (college and career) if we push him beyond his comfort zone for 2 years. He's not lazy, and doesn't have a traditional learning disability (he can read, write, type, etc. quite quickly); he's just inefficient and has a true neurological need for more down time than most. Our counselor believes DS is on the autism spectrum (though no formal diagnosis), but it's a close call. Any experience to share? Wish you had pushed a little more or less? Did he/she land in a college that is/was too easy or too challenging? If you did push, what effect did it have on your home? And one more thing - did you have DS/DD report to Student Services on campus for any "disability" assistance? We're starting to feel like we're obsessing/idolizing these issues. Once 11th grade starts, we won't have much room to course-correct.
  5. I have a younger brother who lives in US with our parents and my mother wants him to take TLP sessions (I've found some review on the blog about sensory therapies, http://www.sensory-therapies.com/review/the-listening-program-tlp/), but to be honest I'm not so sure about it - I've read some articles about ILS Therapy instead and they made me wonder if ILS wouln'd be a better way for him. And there is also B-Calm therapy that seems to be very helpful, but a friend told me that it might be unpleasant at first. Do you know anything about TLP? Should I let my mom do it?
  6. Does anyone have any tricks for helping a kid learn to maintain focus? What do you do when they focus while you're talking to them (1 minute) and then instantly zone out (waaaaay out) the second you turn your back? It's making learning impossible, and this is a very smart kid. Very frustrating for everyone. I'm not sure if this is an autism thing, an adhd thing, or what. Asking questions as often as possible helps, but I can't always be doing that.
  7. I happened on this book at the library while looking for something else and was caught by the title: Dyslogic Syndrome: Why Millions of Kids are "Hyper," Attention-Disordered, Learning Disabled, Depressed, Aggressive, Defiant, or Violent--and What We Can Do About It by Bernard Rimland. I have not finished it yet. Rather than say more at this point, other than that it is changing how I am thinking about a lot of things I see IRL and read on these boards, I'd like to put it out here and hope that others will read it too and then want to discuss it. And maybe it can help somebody here. Here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/Dyslogic-Syndrome-Attention-Disordered-Aggressive-Violent/dp/1843108771
  8. Hi There, I'm looking for apps that are actually going through a "Sequence" to teach 1st grade to a child with Autism. He reads at least on a 2nd grade level. I want to use the iPad for him. Any help? Splash Math and IXL is what I was thinking about for Math. Anyone? :) Thanks
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