Learning Disabilities

Jen - posted on 06/10/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am working on a second masters degree (first is an MBA) in psychology. I am working on a project about parenting children with learning disabilities.

If you have a child with a learning disability, if you could be so kind as to post a piece of advice, tidbit of information, or something that you wish you had known before you started this journey, I would greatly appreciate it. So that I can bucket and credit the information appropriately, if you could provide your child's age, learning disability, grade, sex, and the state you live in (feel free to omit what you choose) that would be tremendously helpful.

Since I realize that there is a social stigma to having a child with an LD, if you prefer to stay anonymous I will gladly keep my lips zipped. My personal email address is jazzie 2421 @ yahoo.com (remove spaces - please no spam).

Thanks in advance for your help.

Please... if you do not have a child with an LD, please do not post here. If you see someone post something, please do not bash what they say. Every child is different, every parenting style is different. Your way may be right for you, but it may not be right for someone else. This is a conversation, not a debate. Thank you so much for your help. Be blessed.

Note: this is being posted on a couple of forums, no need to respond to multiple posts.

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Mellissa - posted on 06/14/2012

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I have a 14 year old daughter with dislexia. She was diagnosed in grade 1. The teachers caught on as she speech wasn't as good as it should be and she wrote her words & numbers backwards. She has been on a IEP plan since grade 1 for English & Math. The schools have great programs to help these disabilities. Over the years her writing and math improved. She is now in grade 9, and doing great in school with marks in the 70-80 range. She used Kurtswell & naturally speeking dragon software in elementary school but isn't in high school. The school recommended she take essential courses for English, math, science. She did for math & science but found it too easy, so now she's taking math in summer school to get her math credit in applied so she can go to collage.
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