Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: getting diagnosed
Posted by RottieWoman on March 03 2009 05:10 PM
Hi and welcome,decell96 - and good for you for investigating things now! As a child I had a horrible time with team sports and never understood directions or patterns, had delayed oral language and speech impairment and was in speech therapy for many years. I was not diagnosed with math LD till college. I have no kids but some ideas do come to mind anyway - see if there is a CHAAD chapter near you- Children and Adults with Hyperactivity/Attention Deficit Disorder. They tend to have active parent support groups and many with LD have ADD/ADHD and vice versa. Does he have an IEP or any school accommodations? Get in touch with his teachers, including Ex. Ed. teacher<s> and request meeting in which you bring diagnosis and have discussion among you. You could also go to school principle if need go level up, and have a discussion on diagnosis, if recent, revisions or review of IEP and in general his struggle and ask for overall suggestions. If not principle <not helpful?>, go to the district Ex. Ed head and/or school board. In order to find things to be helpful it is important to involve as many school personnel with whom the student has contact as possible, since he is in school so much of the day.
Other national and online supports include <all separate entities>: Learning Disabilities Association of America <chapters>, National Center for Learning Disabilities, a webste: www.dyslexia-pare...
the International Dyslexia Association and Books on Tape <for people with text difficulties and visual challenges>