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Chris is my athlete, but also my learning delayed child. He struggles with learning. Of course this puts him in resource classes at school. Well, this year at his annual ARD we decided to have his IQ test updated. The last one was when he was 7. He is now 13. I was so impressed with his progress. I was afraid at first they would say he was regressing in some areas, but he is progressing. They said he blew them away in the visual, hands on area. They just couldn't figure it out. I figure that is why he is so great at sports. It is hands on and he can learn it by watching.

It was good news and I was glad to hear the results. Even though he will always be learning delayed it was a blessing to hear that he is progressing and his IQ score has went up.

He has taught me alot about having patience too! It may take him awhile to get it on paper, but he never gives up!!
 

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Ditto here, Michelle.

At the age of 3, we had Josh tested and were told he would never walk, or talk, be able to read or do simple mathematics.

He is going to be 18 in a couple of weeks and he has a vocabulary equal to a university student, loves to read and excels at it, walks (okay with difficulty) and is hoping to be a radio DJ and a writer. His math skills aren't great but with a calculator and a bit of help he manages just fine.

I'm willing to bet your son has improved so much because of your love and support. WTG!
 

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That's great news Michelle! Great testament to his hard work & your love & support.:hugz:
 

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Originally posted by Darlene
That's great news Michelle! Great testament to his hard work & your love & support.:hugz:
 

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Darlene said:
That's great news Michelle! Great testament to his hard work & your love & support.:hugz:


ditto that!! Congratulations on this wonderful, wonderful news!!
 

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It is hard work, isnt it? My ds has a learning disability. So far this year I have dealt with his telling the teachers he forgot his homework and telling me that he didnt have any. He now has a red notebook that comes home everyday.

He is having problems now with making friends. He is doing stupid things to try and make them notice him. Like just yesterday he told one of the kids he was going to get a gun and hurt himself. Ugh, I dont think he wants to hurt himself, he just wants people to like him, but lacks social skills.
 

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What wonderful news! BTW, you might want to check into it but I believe it is a federal law that a child with an IEP must be totally reevaluated every 3 years including being given and IQ test. I know that I was required to do this with all of my Special Education students when I was a Resource teacher.
 

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Thanks for the info Debbie. I will check into that.

MMP, I am so sorry your son is feeling that way. I hope that he finds the friends he needs to lift his spirits. I know the struggles our children face. Chris hates being in resource classes because of the "being stupid" stigma that follows those children....or so he says. I tell him every day that he is very smart for the struggles he has overcome. He can do anything he wants!! I think this is why I brag so much about his athletic abilities! He knows he is good at any sport he participates in and it helps boost his self esteem. He also takes pride in his looks....;) Most of the girls follow him around. I am just glad he is able to learn at his own pace.
 
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