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|Topic Started: May 10 2010, 12:44 PM (780 Views)|
|zuncompany||Jan 18 2011, 09:53 PM Post #31|
C- if it gives you any at all feeling of relief, Zu has a lang. processing issue in addition to his other stuff. It took us until he was 5 to get him properly diagnosed and we went to specialist after specialist. Nobody to pin the tail on the donkey. So we were on the later end of getting him help. We were told than he might never really learn to read, they didn't know how much progress they would make in unlocking the key to his speech so he could properly communicate with the world- but they would try and try hard. Zu works his tail off. Private speech is EXPENSIVE! We have had to take him out of our top school cause they couldn't provide him a proper learning environment. We have taken hits from almost everyone we know for our parental decisions.
At 7 (we chose to hold him back a grade on our own so he is in 1st) he is reading fluently in both hebrew and english. He is communicating so he is now understood 99% of the time by non-core family (up from 20%). He is not flying- he is soaring.
The first year, I won't say he made lots of progress. I would say there was a little but it was slow. I questioned things. We changed STs within the practice. The next one was the right shidduch. The two of them together make music. She has brought my son into the world.
He has lots of challenges ahead- not just from this but this is a big one of his. But, we see the progress in the last 2.5 years and how he has surpassed all goals made for him time after time.
Please G-d, you will too.
|bnm||Jan 19 2011, 04:12 PM Post #32|
|he still doesn't talk much? oy.... its hard. I try to remind my daughter all the time to use her words, now that they hit 2 its much harder... they do prefer to tantrum.|
|conundrum1||Jan 21 2011, 11:45 AM Post #33|
|bnm, it's not that he doesn't talk much - it's more like he doesn't talk at all. I'm worried that my infant is going to talk faster than his older brother. Even words that he used to say have disappeared. I'm desperately trying to reinforce those few words that he can say, but I don't know how to preserve them. He understands the words...why can't he say them? We are switching to a new speech therapist, so maybe she will have some success with him. The old one was great, but YM is in school on the one day she's there. B"H, my son is a bright, happy little kid, but it's like there is some sort of faulty connection between his brain and his mouth.|
|Neelie||Jan 21 2011, 05:15 PM Post #34|
Look into Auditory Processing Disorder - many Speech Therapists may not be experienced in this specific problem.
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