Re: Need info from learning disability parents
I am a new member but my son is 16 and has had many learning disabilities and ADD. When I first suspected he was having some problems it was basically because he did not seem to be able to follow through with simple instructions or complete simple tasks. Also I homeschool and when he was in Kindergarten we would go over a letter for about a 1/2 hour (writting in sand, molding letters out of playdough, etc.). When we were finnished, I would excitedly say, "So, what letter did we learn today?" He would look at me and say, "I don't know" He had a terrible time blending letters together and reading. He would get very tired when he read and could not recall names in stories, but would have to sound them out everytime. He also had a hard times writing. He is now older and can explain to me how he feels. What he says is that he tries to concentrate, but has a very hard time. He gets distracted very easily. I could go on for a long time. My boy has really struggled through the years, but can now read and write and is very good in math. He still has trouble with memorizing things and spanish is very hard. The neurologist said he had no sustained attention.
Fell free to ask any questions and hopefully I can help!!!