brownie Posted September 2, 2012 Share Posted September 2, 2012 Not sure what I'm looking for but I'll give this a try. DS11 has an Asp diagnosis...very mild but it's there...mostly in the social arena. He's very bright...Explore tests qualified for Davidson's. I'll possibly apply for him this fall. However, he has always been painfully slow to get EVERYTHING done. I mean I remember the Montessori school teacher complaining how little he'd done in his phonics book at 5 years old despite the fact that he was light years ahead in reading. In 1st grade the teacher could never teach him to remember to put his name on the paper. He's slow in the pool during swim practice (much faster by comparison to other kids during meets vs. practice). At meetings for other activities he never seems to know what he's supposed to be doing bc he's in lala land I guess? Putting something together with a screwdriver he will lounge on one side and use one hand! I remind him that God gave him 2 hands for a reason! His school work is slow. However, it's not perfectionism because he makes all kinds of ridiculous errors in math and in copying sentences. We thought maybe ADHD or dysgraphia or something similar. This summer we've gone the rounds, determined to figure it out once and for all. We've now had him evaluated for ADHD - focus is normal. We had him evaluated by an OT - everything is pretty normal to WAY above normal when it comes to visual perception. We had him evaluated by a vision therapist - everything pretty normal to WAY above normal in how he tracks as he's reading. So I'm left with....lazy? I know I will get ridiculed for saying that but I have to wonder now if it's true. Dreamy? Wouldn't that show up as ADHD? And while he's moderately creative, I don't think he's actually day dreaming in an imaginative way. His mind might just be wandering to other things. This is killing me! I've been homeschooling him for 3 years and this year he's doing cyber because I just can't be the bad guy anymore. He needs to wake up to reality (if he can). The thing is, now that there seems to be nothing wrong with him causing this problem, I'm more frustrated than ever because all my sympathy for him is out the window. He seems to have no excuse for his behavior and I'm afraid for his future if I don't drag and pull and carry him through school while I wait for him to snap out of it. Ideas? Am I missing something? Brownie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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