NANCY - posted on 12/08/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )
Carlo, my only child of 7 years has been having problems with comprehension at home or in school. He doesn't get a simple instruction given once, you have to repeat it trice. At school he copes with simple questions but when it requires his understanding and deciphering skills we're in trouble--like word problems. He also doesn't seem to understand when something is explained to him like why it rains or simply why a baby is crying. He has seen a developmental doctor and placed him under therapy OT for she said he showed signs of adhd. That was 3 years ago. I stopped his therapy and tried working with him on my own and mainstreaming him with other kids. In school teachers keep on telling me that he's doing well but deep inside I know there is something wrong. He cannot hold a normal conversation even with us his parents because he cannot stick to the topic long enough before he says some out of context idea. He plays now with other kids but does not seem to understand the rules of a game or what they are doing. He spaces out a lot too as I observe.
But though he is academically challenged he has a gift. He is an excellent piano player. He reads notes and understands it like no other. Even when he was younger, he loved humming tunes and beats. He listens to music a lot.
Me and my husband are both academically fulfilled. We topped our class in all levels. I guest this is why, I cannot accept this fact. I know it's not my child's fault. I am committed to this boy so is his dad. How can I help him though and myself in the process? I don't want him to be left behind. I don't want to see a doctor anymore, I fear what they're going to say.