Matthew was diagnosed with a learning disability this spring. Actually, he was diagnosed as an exceptional student with a learning disability.
Taking it back a few steps - I began noticing that what we were practicing at home, didn't translating at school. An example: we practiced his spelling words all weekend, and he knew most of the words on Sunday evening, yet, when he got to school and was doing the spelling test on Monday, he only got four out of twenty words correct. I was shocked and questioned him what happened. After that, I began calling the school and speaking with the vice principal and asking some questions. After some testing, and doctor visits the professionals came back with a diagnosis of a Communications Learning Disability, yet his knowledge of the concepts, when retold verbally is exceptional.
The next steps for Matthew was doing a six week trial with the use of a computer for completing his school work. At the end of the six weeks, his graded work showed significant improvement! The school has put in a request for a permanent laptop for Matthew and it should be there waiting for him in September to have a fresh start of his grade five school year.
I am so excited to see the difference it makes in his confidence and how his output improves. Matthew is my only son, he is a caring and compassionate, wonderful with younger children and a friend to disabled kids, and now he will also be able to soar in school. He used to say he thought he was dumb, because he wasn't able to get the answers out as quickly as other students - and now he can.
Matthew is my unique boy, who I am so proud to call my son.
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