Tracey - posted on 01/26/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
Hi, I just joined this community today and am so glad that I found it. My son is turning 5 next month and was diagnosed with a seizure disorder of the right temporal lobe (with some activity on the left) when he was 18 months old. We noticed a problem when he completely stopped talking and was "zoning out". We live in Los Angeles and have an incredible pediatric neurologist that switched him to Keppra last year and has pretty much stopped the seizures, improved his gross motor skills and he can hold full conversations now (however, his pronunciation still needs a lot of work). He also receives about 4 hours of therapy a week (speech, OT, adaptive PE, etc).
He's entering kindergarten in September and I'm concerned that he still can't recognize or recall any of his letters or numbers (except for two of the letters in his name and the numbers 1 and 4). The school district which pays for his therapies won't test him for learning disabilities for another year which I think is way too far away. Has anyone else experienced learning delays associated with seizures or medications? If so, any guidance or suggested books, resources, etc.? Thanks!