Marveling at at dc in a social safe space

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Marveling at at dc in a social safe space
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Mon, 12-19-2011 - 10:17am

Just a momma brag, you can't really rave about your gifted child IRL without ticking people off.

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Mon, 12-19-2011 - 3:36pm
Wow he is really keeping busy! Such interesting thoughts and wonderments!

What's going on with his vision? Is there more that can be done to fix it? I can only imagine what he'll be doing once his vision is completely corrected!
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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 10:33am
He is severely farsighted, with amblyopia and anisometropia (one eye far worse than the other, so it's hard to coordinate the two together). As part of his amblyopia treatment, he is slightly underprescribed in his eyeglasses in the hopes that patching and vision therapy will get him some improvement in his weaker eye. He's getting reassessed next week. If he has stopped improving since the last time, he will get his final eyeglass prescription. So far the treatment has given him depth perception, which he didn't have before, and he is tracking better when he reads.

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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 12:25pm

My dd's amblyopia has continued to improve even from age 7.75 to age 8.75 with full correction. Her optometrist was really impressed. Her farsightedness has also dropped by one full diopter (to +6.75) over the past three years ... which is fairly typical but nice to witness as well. So keep your fingers crossed for ongoing improvement even past the age where maximum change is expected.

My dd is now in contact lenses and handling them really well!

Miranda

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in rural BC, Canada
mom to three great kids and one great grown-up
unschooler, violist, runner, doc 

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Wed, 12-21-2011 - 10:32am

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Sun, 12-25-2011 - 10:16pm

Just a momma brag, you can't really rave about your gifted child IRL without ticking people off.

That's unfortunate, because he sounds like one fascinating kid! But, IKWYM - even to some family members, it's hard to talk without coming across the wrong way. I always found it fun to talk with kids

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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 11:38am
Is he getting vision therapy on top of all the school work? Our therapist told us to go light on school work while doing therapy, excepting what he is interested in, of course. His brain is expanding in many way (intellectually and visually) and that may be a part of the homework issues that you are having - he needs some relaxing time too - not all work on therapy, school and then homework. Therapy is so demanding and exhausting! If the teachers are not aware of the therapy and the demands of it,...clue them in and ask for a deduction for a while.

Happy happy on seeing in 3D! Quiet the day for my son when he realized things were popping out at him!
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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 10:16am

Theresa, the reminder of how to see the wondrousness of the world is the BEST part of being a parent!

Gwen

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Tue, 01-17-2012 - 10:19am

Treddle, I know what you mean.

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