Greta Lea Posted August 11, 2012 Share Posted August 11, 2012 We just finished our first week of school. I didn't plan for a full load this week. Instead we started very light on MOnday and have slowly added stuff each day. Friday, of course, was his fullest day. Late yesterday afternoon, I noticed that he kept rubbing his eyes (grabbing them at the top of nose, then rubbing in a circular motion). His eyes LOOKED tired, but then again, he's been very tired the past two days. We highly suspect he has dyslexia, so I've always used OG methods with him very successfully. When he was in 5th grade, we did vision therapy. The VT helped some, but not as much as I had hoped (especially for the $$ spent!!!). Here's what he did yesterday. -Math U See: did some problems with me, then a review page -RS4K level 1 Chemistry lab (good bit of reading with this although it was a lab) -Easy Grammar Plus: 1 page -Megawords book 5: 1 page -Building Thinkings Skills level 2: He did 4 very *easy* pages, but he did have to read a good bit again. -History of US: 1 chapter (Also, when I was doing the questions from the SL manual orally with him, I did have him scan the chapter-with my help-to find the answer) SO, does this sound like enough to make his eyes SO tired that he'd be rubbing them that much and LOOK so tired in the eyes? I had his vision checked this summer and he can *see* fine. That's why I'm now wondering about VT again. Monday I'll add in literature (he'll be reading the Hobbit but with audio). Then later in the week Explorer's Bible Study lessons. I don't want to wear him out, but then again I can't go any lighter. It's a stretch to call this 9th grade anyway! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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