Wow another sandgroper
I'm still researching ways to help our son. We have heard of the Fast Forword program but children can't start that until they are 6 years old and it costs $1700 for 8 weeks
We have quite a few books that we work from that you can get from Kmart, Target, Toys R Us and bookshops (Angus & Robertson, etc). Some of the books we have a KinderGarten Scholar, Mazes and Preschool Scholar which are all from the School Zone Publishing Company. Also Gold Stars books and some books we got given by a friends sister (a pre-primary teacher).
These are fun books that encourage number counting, exploration, critical thinking, hands on learning, letter sounds, perceptual skills, hand-eye co ordination, fine motor skills, problems solving, maths and more.
We also use activities we learnt during Speech and Occupational therapy. I have been told that Wooldridges (the school stationery suppliers) have a good range of activity books for children with learning difficulties but I haven't made it over to their Osborne Park office yet.
We do outside activities too (like playing on the trampoline, scooter, bike, etc) so our son uses and hones his skills and doesn't realise he is learning. All these seem to help our son and he enjoys doing the activities - whether they be inside or outside.
We have had to alter the way we give instructions to our son and make sure he understands and hears all that we say correctly. I think we on the right track, but we are still feeling around in the dark and hoping for the best. I have ordered the book "When the Brain Can't Hear" that cliochannel recommended and am waiting to receive it.
We haven't found anyone that is willing to help us properly yet, I've been searching and will continue my quest
Have you found anything helpful to your son yet?