new to board...need help

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Registered: 09-05-2003
new to board...need help
Fri, 09-05-2003 - 3:32pm
hello...I'm new to this,please be patient with me. I have a daughter who was diagnosed w/ADHD in the 4th grade. She was started on Concerta, which is working great. Her grades went from almost failing to B's & C's. She has been tested and is below grade level in reading/spelling/phonics (by almost 2 years). I'm guessing that she had ADHD for some time before it was found. She has missed some very basic r/s/p skills. She had help in elem school (4-5 gr)from the reading specialist...this helped some,but not alot. The school told me they couldn't put her in a "resource class" b/c she didn't have a LD(which I am thankful for). She is now 11y and in 6th gr(middle school)...here is the problem...She has never caught up to grade level on r/s/p. School has just started and we have had WWIII at our house over homework almost every night. She is struggling and I don't know what to do...any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!