razorbackmama Posted January 10, 2011 Share Posted January 10, 2011 :banghead: (This is probably going to be just a venting thread....) We have numerous issues in my house. I have informed my husband that he simply must be a genius (which he loved!:D ) because I think my kids inherited their issues from him, and he has a doctorate (veterinary medicine) and is very successful in his career, which requires a lot of language. How he made it through school is beyond me! I'll just run down the list. 13yo has been diagnosed with Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder and PDD-NOS. I think the PDD-NOS is a crock.:angry: They were concerned about how he uses (or rather, DOESN'T use) language, facial expression, etc. They didn't like how he answered some things on a questionnaire, which I found out later HE DIDN'T EVEN UNDERSTAND (due to his language problems). Well, in my research, I have come across assorted types of CAPD, and I'm just sure he has it. It explains EVERYTHING he experiences language-wise. Now to find an audiologist in my area qualified to test for it. His language problems affect everything when it comes to school. He's in 8th grade, but I just about have to spend as much time working with him as I do my 1st and 2nd graders, simply because he barely understands the language used to present concepts to him or give directions. My 12yo, I wouldn't be surprised if he is gifted somewhat. But I do think he has some sort of visual issue going on. He skips words a lot when he reads, and when I asked him about it, he said he has trouble figuring out which line he's on. My 10yo was just diagnosed with dyslexia and dysgraphia. I'm not TOO terribly concerned with the dysgraphia - she doesn't mind writing like many dysgraphic kids to. She just has slightly messy handwriting (spacing issues and improper sizes/placement of certain letters). The dyslexia though interferes with other things. She is requiring at least 2 hours of intensive O-G work per week. She also has memory and word retrieval issues that I'm not sure just WHAT I am going to do about yet. My 8yo...sigh. I don't know WHAT is going on with him, but it's SOMETHING (or multiple things). I remember googling when he was 2 to see if there had been studies done on the effects of Zoloft on unborn babies when their moms took it during pregnancy. He's just a different kid. Highly emotional. Lots of traits of dyslexia, dysgraphia, CAPD, and ADHD. I don't know where to go or what to do with him. I've already held him back once because he was just so immature when he was in K. Even now, to think that he "should" be in 3rd grade, I just can't even believe it. He ACTS more like a young 1st grader than a 2nd grader. He has VERY similar language issues to my oldest, except they are showing up earlier. My 6yo is a dream student.:D Taught herself to read, and I can carry on a conversation better with her than I can the 13yo. I have no concerns about her at all. Then I have a 3yo and a 1yo who love to scream and cry their way through the day.:tongue_smilie: So I'm thinking I'm looking at a minimum of intense O-G work with 2 kids, most likely whatever therapy for CAPD with a couple of kids, possibly vision therapy with a kid (maybe 2)...just when are we supposed to find the time to do NORMAL school??????? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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