Is there something "else"

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Is there something "else"
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Wed, 10-07-2009 - 9:59pm

My ds, 10, has been diagnosed ADHD and is doing great.

Kathy

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Wed, 10-07-2009 - 10:22pm

Dyslexia maybe?


It can manifest itself in different ways, in different people. I am Dyslexic, and i cannot for the life of me do columns. Any thing like a graph escapes me. I also transpose letters badly.

A child may HAVE ADHD, but it is not what they ARE. Never tell a child they ARE ADHD.

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Wed, 10-07-2009 - 11:44pm

Honestly, my first thought when reading your post was "future engineer." My dad has a high IQ and is a retired engineer. Brilliant with math and science, but ask him to spell and it's sad. Spelling has been a life-long challenge for him.

You might talk over your concerns with a doctor just to be safe. Never hurts.

Michelle

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Thu, 10-08-2009 - 1:09am

Just a thouht here, but it's not unlikely that a person who has ADHD can also

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Thu, 10-08-2009 - 7:40am
We struggle with this with our oldest daughter who has ADHD. Her hand-writing has improved this year but her spelling is terrible. Maybe it might be worth looking into some testing for dyslexia for your son.


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Thu, 10-08-2009 - 10:52am

It wouldn't hurt to have him tested. What does his reading teacher say?


It could also be nothing. I think it's a "male" issue...lots a of men are horrible with verbal stuff like reading and writing....but on the other hand are excellent at math & science.

jenn

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Thu, 10-08-2009 - 12:52pm
I seriously doubt my 7th grader could "hear" the e there; he can probably spell the word, though. All those years of spelling tests seem to have helped some. We just do rote memorization--every night, we test him on the whole list, and he has to write anything he doesn't get right 3 times. By Friday, he knows most/all. Don't know what kind of learner yours is, of course, so your mileage will vary ;} ...and, honestly? I can spell fine in writing, but out loud like that, no. Usually if I'm asked to spell something, I end up writing on a board in my head or on an actual piece of paper. Weird, but whatever works!!
I'd recommend a word-processor, then at least there's spell-check. My too-brainy ADHDer figured out he can use that & then use the thesaurus function to be sure he has the right word amongst the ones that sound the same.
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Thu, 10-15-2009 - 11:58pm
Hi there. It looks like dyslexia to me. As far as you know,
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Fri, 10-16-2009 - 7:44am

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I'm the same way. Very strong spelling skills, but only if I can write the word down. With oral spelling I struggle a bit.

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Fri, 10-23-2009 - 8:43am

It could be an auditory processing disorder.

 

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