nitascool Posted September 5, 2012 Share Posted September 5, 2012 I have a few questions for you moms in the know. Iâ€™ve talked here before about the many ups and downs my ds 10 has had in his diagnostic path thus far. Basically ds is either ADHD combined, SPD, Verbally Autistic, PDD-NOS or Asperger or a combination of two or more of these dxes. The last doctor to see ds was a pediatric Neuropsyc. gave us ZERO help. So we called my oldest dsâ€™s psychologist in hopes that he could help us, a real long shot. He specializes in gifted kids not autistic kids. At any rate he gave ds the wisc-iv and the Woodcock-Johnson III Normative. The same two tests ds took when he was 6 and was labeled ADHD combined and MR. It took ds 3 Â½ hours over three sessions to finish the testing. The longest the psychologist has ever had the privilege of administering. His results were wellâ€¦ hard to swallow for one. We knew something was fishy, but these scores really made me want to cry. My poor boy. My gifted ds has on many occasions complained about how his little brother knows so much more then him and is so much smarter then he is. And in some ways I'd probably agree, but ds 10 struggles so much with, well, everything. If you look at the raw score heâ€™s an incredibly average kid with a score of 116 not our uber bright, completely clueless joy-boy. His VCI was in the 96th%, PRI 55th%, WMI 18th%, PSI 2nd%. When he did the Woodcock-Johnson he showed signs of being both gifted and mentally retarded. With his broad reading @7.8 GE & his brief reading @9.5 GE while his broad writing scores were @ 2.7 GE & brief writing @2.4 GE, written expression was 1.9 GE. His academic fluency was 2.8 GE and writing fluency was 1.9 GE. His math was closer to age level with broad math @ 5.1 GE and brief math @5.7 GE Calculation skills @4.2 but the math fluency dips down to 2.7 GE. He told us that ds needs lots of work on processing (duh). So he wants us to do timed 1st grade math and copy work (alphabet) every day (15 min. 5 times a day). I guess I can see how this might help with speed. But what has me concerned is that he said ds may have some convergence with his eyes. Weâ€™ve made an appointment with a specialist for next month. They will call us with any cancellations (praying we get in sooner). I guess my questions are: How can my ds be able to answer some of the college level reasoning questions accurately on these tests while missing several of the simple first and second grade level questions? How can he misspell beautiful and write his sentences in below 2 grade level penmanship when he can spell obliterate correctly to his little brother on the way to this test? How can he have convergence issues if he can read at a 7-9th grade level? How could he have even learned to read at all? How could he have done so poorly on the block puzzle and coding when he is a genius with Legos? He kept looking at these puzzles from different angles trying to figure out what the psychologist wanted from him. Why are his calculative skills nearly a full grade lower than his other math skills? Of course I have lots of questions about what I should expect from the specialistâ€¦ but mostly I donâ€™t even know what questions to be asking in that area. So any advice period would be greatly appreciated. I guess thatâ€™s everything, at least for the moment. Oh, and sorry for the longish rambles. Thank you ladies. :confused: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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