Brandee - posted on 10/28/2010 ( 40 moms have responded )
My son is 7 and in the 2nd grade. After trying to prove my son didn't have a learning disability he was simply behind, we got his results back and he is working at his potential and even though this is a first grade level he doesn't qualify for special ed services any more. I met with the school princple, schol counselor, special ed, and his teacher, they all said their professional opinion is he not be held back . So now he is in 2nd grade no help excet for the reading class and he can't even count to 100. He is very smart and has an excellent memory but doesn't understand numbers. We struggle with simple addition. He does good counting if he starts at 1 and doesn't lose his rhythm. But if you as what comes after 29 he will 2010. He can count objects and add them but this isn't practical for school. With his memory being so good I tried to get him to memorize math facts but for some reason it's like the numbers get all mixed up and lose their meaning in his head. Has anyone else struggled with this? Any suggestion? He does go to an after school program for tutoring and we work nightly. But his homework is telling time and he cannot count by one let alone 5 so it seems like it's all for nothing. I know he can learn so does the school I just don't know how to make it all make sense to him.