We Are Half Way Through The School Year

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Registered: 10-08-2004
We Are Half Way Through The School Year
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Sat, 01-08-2011 - 9:21am

Have you noticed any changes (positive or negative) in your child since the school year started?

Are things better now or worse than they were?

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Registered: 11-13-2008

I am going to hesitantly say they are better and hope I'm not jinxing myself!

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Registered: 05-02-2004
Things are going better since he did the eye therapy, although just the last week he has had more sensory stuff going on. Not sure why. I got him tested for writing, and he is supposed to get a Fusion, or Co:writer, but there is no money, and the cd of co:writer was from 2000 and wouldn't load. OT went back and asked and did get permission to at least ask for it. It is disappointing as he has lots to say, but really needs to be able to put it down on his own. He is getting better at typing.
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We've been working on typing here too. I've been teaching him to put his hands on the correct keys and type things like
aaasddffjkkllladsdfjkl
and use his home keys before venturing out to the other keys.

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Registered: 10-08-2004
that is progress! Nathaniel has been doing much better about getting his homework done on his own and getting it done on time instead of spending all evening on it.

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Registered: 10-23-2000

I don't know if things are better or worse.

Sometimes I see improvement, and then other times just the opposite.

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Registered: 10-08-2004
That is so heart breaking to know he is crying like that at school. :( I just want to cry knowing that a child gets that upset away from their parents at school. When Nathaniel started Kindy (he had a terrible teacher) I would ask him everyday when I picked him up 'were there tears today?' and most of the time there had been. He really shut down that year b/c the teacher wouldn't take the time to see the signs of his Dyslexia. Now I look back and hind sights 20/20, I can see all of the signs he was showing then. I would ask him 'who did you play with at recess?' and he would tell me his firemen, which I knew meant he had played by himself.

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