fiddle Posted August 27, 2012 Share Posted August 27, 2012 We've spent so much time on my youngest dd's LDs and piecing together all her various issues, but I'm wondering about my oldest dd now. She's high IQ and did well in ps until 6th grade, when we started hs'ing both kids. This kid always was a scattered, disorganized kid (always forgetting her homework, not bringing home text books, etc.), and I found she was scattered this past year about homework assignments unless I wrote them down for her. Long story short- I gave both kids the Brigance testing this weekend to see how they were doing academically and my dd scored *very* low in the repeating sentences back portion of the exam (like 3rd grade level). She was fine when asked to follow multi-step directions. Then, I had both kids take the online Gibson screening test (given before doing the Brainskills cognitive program) and my oldest dd tested fairly low in the auditory processing portion (actually both kids did, but my youngest didn't surprise me there). Not in the "critically low" but just her score was lower than in other areas. My oldest dd's scores were high with her working/long term memory and pretty standard with visual processing, etc. Do you think this warrants seeking out testing for APD? Or should I try to work informally with her on improving her auditory sequencing and memory? Any recommendations on books or programs? She's a rising 7th grader, and I think this skill is going to become more important as she moves towards high school and college level where it is important to be able to listen to lecture and take notes....... TIA for any advice :) Paula P.S. Tomorrow my youngest goes in for her vision exam and I'm pretty sure we're headed towards VT for her. I'm a bit nerve wracked. She has dyslexia and dysgraphia and hearing loss (and who knows what other issues). We're just working our way slowly through figuring her out and I am constantly feeling overhwelmed/overloaded by it all. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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