Feel like I can't tell this to anyone

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Registered: 05-17-2003
Feel like I can't tell this to anyone
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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 3:36am

My son is different.

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Registered: 05-28-2000
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 1:27pm

Sending hugs your way.

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Registered: 05-17-2003
Tue, 12-07-2010 - 1:43am

Thank you.

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Registered: 05-28-2000
Wed, 12-08-2010 - 2:02pm
You are welcome.

I've still not re-entered the work force. The kids are in school full-time and I still don't know what I want to do for a living. It's pathetic. I thought about subbing, but I really don't enjoy subbing. I'm much happier volunteering in the classroom with small group activities. I'd love to figure out how to get paid to do that. *grin*
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Registered: 10-08-2004
Mon, 12-13-2010 - 5:58pm

((((HUGS)))) Nathaniel used to be much the same way when he was younger, he is much better now though.

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Wed, 12-15-2010 - 10:07pm

Hi

Besides dyslexia, I'd look into auditory processing disorder. This also often accompanies ADHD non-attentive type, but is not a well-known condition. With this disorder, the kids can hear, but their brain doesn't process what they are hearing correctly, ending up with a child who will either withdraw from everyone else or act out because they don't understand what is being said around them and have to fill in the gaps, missing social cues that most kids have down pat. Also because they have to continually fill in the gaps, it's difficult for them to make changes from their safe routines.

To be diagnosed with auditory processing disorder, tests must be conducted by a trained audiologist, NOT a psychologist or even an M.D. Ask for a referral.

(((HUGS))) I hope your son gets the help he needs and you some time for yourself.

Lori (with 6th grade dd who was diagnosed with borderline auditory processing disorder in 4th grade)

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Registered: 05-02-2004
Tue, 12-21-2010 - 9:53pm

Hugs from another mom with a different child!