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Old 03-18-2004, 03:43 PM   #1
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Is it possible for a suspected adhd child to loose focus when trying to concentrate on a teacher talking in a droning voice.Is it olso possible for the blackboard to jump when trying to copy from it.

 
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Old 03-19-2004, 11:41 AM   #2
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Re: out of focus

It's possible to lose focus when a teacher talks for a long period. It happens to my son all the time. I try to tell him he should write down some of the stuff that's being said so he can stay on track. I'm sure your son's has had his vision checked, but I would say that it is possible for the blackboard to "jump." I haven't heard this from my son though.

 
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Old 03-19-2004, 01:00 PM   #3
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Re: out of focus

Hi yes my son has had a eye test as he was experencing bad headace's

 
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Sounds like a site problem or a learning disability. There are learning disabilities that make it difficult to copy things down. Sometimes letters/numbers will apear to move around or "jump" This is not an ADD thing.
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Old 03-22-2004, 12:34 PM   #5
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Re: out of focus

[Hi thanks for answering but he has had this checked.Its when he is trying hard to pay attention its happening,not all the time my brother is a severe dyslexic so i kind of know what that is. He olso has had his eye's tested and nothing showed up

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Old 03-23-2004, 12:17 AM   #6
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It really doesnt matter if nothing showed up. The tests they do are never 100%. The word jumping is actually related to dyslexia. There are other forms of writing/reading disabilities that can cause it too.
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Re: out of focus

May I ask if your son has problems with words jumping on the pages of books? Computers? etc...Or does it only happen when he is copying from the chalkboard? If he is having trouble with words jumping from other text, you might want to try colored tablet paper (usually legal pads come in colors). There is also a vision screening that can be done to determine if this is happening and colored overlays can be given for students to use. This might be something to look into to help him. Not a diagnosis..just a suggestion.

 
Old 04-06-2004, 12:12 PM   #8
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Re: out of focus

Does your son have ADHD? My son who does once told me that having ADHD is like having a book in front of you with the pages constantly turning. When he took ritalin he said they stopped.

 
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