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  1. Has anyone had a child diagnosed with cluttering? My son was officially diagnosed at the end of last year. It seems to have a connection with a lack of short term memory and I'm wondering how we can go about improving his, especially where math facts come into play. His long term memory is fantastic, but it's getting information there. This will be a new experience for us. He's going into Middle School now so their speech services are rather different from what he had been getting and will have to take some classes--he's doing science which he loves.
  2. I have a 2 year old with a severe phonological disorder. Up until 2.5 she was ONLY saying vowels (except for Momma and Daddy). She has just this month started trying to say consonants in other words but it is a struggle for her. I'm just curious if there is anyone else out there that has had a child with a severe phonological disorder. What all did you do to help? How long did it take for them to be intelligible, etc?
  3. Dear Forum Folk, We hope you have found The Well-Trained Mind and these forums to be excellent resources for your home schooling efforts! We’ve been in the classical education business for over 15 years, providing homeschooling families with high-quality, ground-breaking resources that combine the best of the classical tradition with innovative teaching methods. In fact, more than half a million parents have successfully used the curricula, book lists, and methods of The Well-Trained Mind to teach their children at home. Now, we’re excited to bring you the second academic year
  4. This week I found a new program online called "Gemiini". Here is the link: https://gemiini.org/ It is a subscription based program with videos (over 12,000) for children with autism or special needs to help with speech and language. It is research based (repetition, working memory, novel events, etc.) and so far my daughter loves it. It's hard to explain without watching one, but I would check it out. They have a $1 monthly trial to test it out. Jenn
  5. I came back from my first NCFCA tournament this weekend. My son is doing debate, but as a parent I am asked (nay, required!) to judge all sorts of events. I had the privileged to judge two speech rounds. One was a persuasive speech and one was an impromptu sort of speech where the student draws three topics and then after four minutes of prep time gives a six minute speech. In both cases I was blown away the quality of the speakers I had children as young as twelve compete in both events. The best of persuasive speakers was advocating a specific law change and she could easily give her s
  6. Hi everyone, We have been waitlisted for a play therapy place, so Im trying to find some good books to help improve DDs (4yo, autism dx) play skills in the meantime. She is not very verbal. Any tips would be helpful. Also, Ive searched around amazon for some good books on play skills and found some- could you please let me know if any of these are useful. Theres quite a few! Thanks for reading http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Playskills-Children-Autistic-Spectrum/dp/0966526635/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2BHNXY42CS0F2&coliid=I9IVHZO5MYN4M http://www.amazon.com/
  7. Greetings! I am posting to let you know about an exciting educational opportunity for homeschool students in the areas of speech and debate. The Puget Sound Debate Camp trains students in argumentation and communication skills. Debate camp allows students to hone their public speaking, critical thinking, research, and listening abilities. These skills are essential for college preparation and success in the real world. Every well-rounded student should have excellent communication skills and debate training provides that and so much more. Our camp is hosted on the campus of Belle
  8. I am new on this forum and this is my first post here. I need advice about my son. He is almost six years old, and I think he has some problems with his speech. Three years ago he was on speech therapy (for about six months) with private speech therapist. After six months she tested him, and told us that her job with our son is done. In her opinion his speech was fine. Before therapy he could not say nine sounds and all English blends. Instead of fish he would say sish, fox was tox.... Today, he can say all sounds and blends. He is reading very well for his age (kindergarten). He l-o-v-e-s to
  9. My ds8 has been discharged from speech services. Yay! He is testing at or above age/grade level in a series of tests our therapist gave him. We'll meet with her in about 6 months but we're on our own. My question: Does anyone have some good websites/books/games etc to recommend for oral motor exercises and pragmatics? I'd like to keep up at home, as long as it's helping him.
  10. Our DS, 9, just had an auditory processing eval and we recently got report. One question I forgot to ask the audiologist was just so simple--does he have auditory processing issues? We did discuss the specific results, mostly normal but he didn't pass Auditory Continuous Performance Test (raising thumb for target word), or Memory for Sentences (repeating sentences w/o visual cues), or the RAN/RAS (perceiving visual symbol and retrieving name for it accurately and rapidly). Audiologist said sensory issues might well be a large part of it and also recommended ST evalu and language t
  11. Are there resources on doing this yourself? I am thinking this is where I would need to start with DS. Thanks!
  12. I am posting this question at the request of DH. In fact, his exact request was "Well, could you ask that homeschool forum with the zillion other moms on it?"(:lol:) DS will be 20 months (!) next week and DH is concerned that he's hardly talking at all. Well, he talks when he wants, just not in understandable English. He'll say words once or twice, in a very deliberate manner (as if to prove that he *can* say them) and then refuse to use the word again. If we insist that he uses words to ask for something (like a drink) he'll either decide it is not worth it and walk away or use "this" and
  13. Am I over-thinking this? My child, 5, repeats words back to me with a different pronunciation. For example, "remember" becomes "renember" and "dough" becomes "doan". My daughter, 2 ,pronounces most everything correctly. He is reading, but do you think this might impede his spelling. This happens in maybe 1 out of ten things he repeats. Is this just normal? FYI, I do gently correct him and "break down" words for him. Sign of of a non-auditory learner? Ok I am over-thinking this....:tongue_smilie:
  14. I am thinking this must be some speech developmental phase because my dd4, who speaks very well, has within the past few weeks begun saying "I don't have no..." and things along that line. I don't know what she said before this began, but I figure it must have been grammatically correct because I don't remember it. I correct her, and have her say the correct thing, but it drives me to distraction. Anyone else experience this? She's not around anyone who speaks that way, so I don't know where she might have learned it.
  15. Our youngest son has speech problems. He was in speech therapy. Private speech therapy went really well. Then we had to go with public school therapy and it went downhill. The therapists attitude towards us and all our children was not acceptable. She would tell me every session how she had no idea what was wrong with him and she could not come up with any diagnosis. He is not in speech therapy currently. I'm seeing some marked improvement in this past year. He is learning to read. That seems to help with his speech. He pronounces a lot of his words with a thick East coast accent.
  16. Please tell me your humorous or dramatic speech ideas! My children are 6, 8 and 10 and their speeches only need to be about 45 seconds to a minute long and no more than 3 minutes. I'm struggling to find good content for each of them. Even if you only have one idea for one of them that will surely help. Here is the Assignment: All three of my dc are taking the Communicators for Christ Chapter Challenge with our local chapter which is a part of the Institute for Cultural Communications. This means that they have performed all sorts of speeches: Impromptu Introductions R
  17. HI! I'm not a parent, at least not yet anyways. My name is lynn, born in 1984 as a frank breech birth in the U.S.. I was in the hospital alot in my first 4 years, at 3 i was given tubes to hear, which in 2000 caused my right ear to drain fluid for a week, a least thats what i beleive. I have always known something was wrong with my mental wireing for a while. I'm 25 now trying to stay in college but i'm have great deal of difficulties. I have been dianosed with ADD, depression, LDDD(L2-L5), and ostopersosis imperfecta. though some don't apply to some of my issues. I have issues pernocuning wor
  18. Hi...I'm new here and need a little help with something. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!Ok, a little background here....I homeschool my 5 and 6 year old. I also have a set of 3 year-old twin boys. One does not talk(only 3 words, dada, mama, and uh-oh) and the other twin talks, but nasaled and not clear. The one that does not talk was born with HLHS(David), a serious heart condition and spent most of his time in the hospital. The other one, Darin, is fine healthwise, but delayed in his speech. They both seem very intelligent and understand everything I say. I will be starting to homesc
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