MicheleB Posted July 15, 2008 Share Posted July 15, 2008 And I am surprised *and* confused. Ds8 has obvious visual-perception problems, which I thought were fine motor skills problems (handwriting, tying his shoes, pouring things, etc). The OT said it was all due to his visual perception and it makes sense to me. Ds9, who *had* v-p problems when he was 5, now does *not* have them. ??? Does this sound valid? I mean, the way she explained ds8's issues, he would never "outgrow" them, but practice and learn how to cope better. She said his reversals with reading and writing may be "academic" What does *that* mean? Does it mean, Mom isn't teaching enough? Or, ds may just have academic issues? I couldn't get a real detailed answer out of her. Both dss had to write upper and lower case, the entire alphabet. Ds8 had trouble with a few letters, but got it all. Ds9 had to sing the alphabet song each time he went from letter to letter; couldn't remember how certain letters were formed; asked several times if a letter went "this way or that way" (meaning, backward or forward). The OT helped him with that, but then told me at the end that ds didn't have any significant reversal issues. ???? How could that be properly assessed if she gave him hints and clues? I don't understand how ds9 *can't* track when reading, still reverses, but doesn't have significant v-p issues. I was also disappointed because I had specifically said that ds9 had sensory issues. When the OT said the session was done, I asked "What about the sensory issues?" She said she didn't see any. ??? All he did was throw a ball, jumping jacks and a push-up, and sat at a desk and wrote with a pencil. What types of sensory issues did she expect to see with that? Am I missing something? She said she didn't think his sensory issues probably interfered much with life. I said YES they do. And explained to her what was going on with him. She said we'd have to do the sensory evaluation another time, as it takes a while to do. ???? How did I not make myself clear about that being one of my main concerns? I don't know... I have to admit, I haven't ever had this done before, so I know nothing. Ds9 spend a LOT of time doing three paper booklets for v-p issues, even though she didn't think he had any. She said he copied drawings that are aged for 14years. So.... what am I missing, not understanding? What sense do you make of it? What else can I ask for? Etc., etc. And WHAT does "academic" mean, exactly? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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