My daughter, Lilly, has been going through testing with her ped psych the last several weeks. She was diagnosed a few months ago with PDD-NOS, but he wanted to wait until she turned 6 to do the tests. I thought we were done last week. He told me she was definitely a visual learner and lacking in her auditory. He would have the report done before school started so I can get it to her 1st grade teacher when she starts next week.
Today I got a call that he wanted her to come in for a couple more tests after looking at her results. After she finished this round he gave me the lowdown. He wanted to do more because of the difference between her auditory and visual. Her auditory is below average. Average is between 90 and 100, she's at 83 which is 13th percentile. Her visual is in the gifted range, she scored a 131.
I'm not sure how to feel about all of this. Of course I'm happy she is gifted that way, I had no idea. But school is so full of auditory learning, so I worry about her.
He suggested getting her some speech and language therapy to help with the auditory. He's also suggesting visual aids and preferential seating away from doors and windows.
Anyone else dealing with a similar situation? He also suggested some book about Right-brained kids in a left-brained world, but the only one I saw on Amazon said something about ADD, which is not part of her diagnosis, so I wasn't sure if that was the right one. I will get to meet her teacher Wednesday night at Meet the Teacher so I'll try to set up a time we can discuss everything.
It's just been an interesting day all-around here. Today we found out she's also been moved up to the next level in ballet, she must be doing well in that also. I knew she was doing pretty good, but I wasn't expecting her to move up already. Then throw in that I found out I've been hired by the school district to be a bd para and I start Tuesday.
Sorry if I'm a rambling idiot, I feel like my mind is going in too many different directions.