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Does anyone else have a gifted kid with a disability that affects learning?


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November 22nd, 2011, 12:13 PM
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Poor dd struggles. Her eyes don't work together. And despite the fact that she couldn't see right, she is so intelligent that she is able to be average in school. It's so hard to watch because she has such an amazing brain but her physical disability gets in her way.

We will start another round of vision therapy in January which should help. The 1st round was very successful. And I'm working on getting her an 504 plan - she needs more time to do test.

Just wondering if there's anyone else in the same boat...
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November 22nd, 2011, 02:03 PM
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We just finished VT. It helped a lot! Ds hasn't been dx with dyscalculia, but we're told it's a possibility. He'll be tested in Jan.
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November 22nd, 2011, 02:20 PM
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Lucy just had her 2nd round of testing a few weeks ago. $750 dollars But so worth it. The 1st round of vision testing results were amazing. The normal range is 1-2 on the testing & dd started at a 6. She ended at a 3. Now we need to get her to at least a 2.

I so wish I could home school. I know at her own pace & having things broken down in ways she can process them, she'd be way a head of kids her age. Instead she thinks she's dumb because the other kids are able to work faster. It doesn't help that they say things to her.
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November 22nd, 2011, 04:40 PM
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My 10 year old son (the only one of my kids who has been officially tested) is gifted, but he also has dyslexia and dysgraphia so learning can be rough for him.
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My 10 year old son (the only one of my kids who has been officially tested) is gifted, but he also has dyslexia and dysgraphia so learning can be rough for him.
Isn't that so frustrating? Does he have self esteem issues or is he ok because he was tested as gifted? I'm worried about dd shutting down and giving up because she doesn't fit the mold.
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November 23rd, 2011, 01:04 PM
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His self-esteem is fine. He's homeschooled so he doesn't have kids making fun of him. At church some kids were and the teacher put a quick stop to that and she works hard to make sure he's prepared ahead of time about what scripture verses he's going to read so he can practice and get it down first. She says his answers are way deeper than the other kids his age, too, so she makes sure to point out that some people people are good at one thing and some people are good at other things and aren't they lucky to have some of both in their class.
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November 25th, 2011, 09:53 AM
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That's good. Unfortunately I have to work so homeschooling isn't an option. I so wish it was.
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