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    Question How do I go about helping my son?

    My son is 9 years old and he might not pass onto the 4th grade. His teacher said that if he works real hard this summer he will be able to pass. I have printed off worksheets for Reading. Is there any certain sites I should go to that will help?

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    Re: How do I go about helping my son?

    What difficutlies is having exactly?

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    Re: How do I go about helping my son?

    He has had a lot of ear surgeries and is behind in his reading level due to that. He has problems grasping the concepts of things. He will ask me how to do something with his homework and then a few minutes later is asking the same exact thing.

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    Re: How do I go about helping my son?

    I'm afraid I teach adults, so I can only pass on a few sites that might help.

    Here are some reading sites:

    http://www.rrf.org.uk/index.htm
    http://www.clpe.co.uk/
    http://www.literacyconnections.com/
    http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/
    http://www.litware.co.uk/
    http://www.readingrockets.org/

    These all deal with reading skills and literacy. You might also find some useful stuff at http//www.sitesforparents.com .

    I'm sorry not to be much more help; let's hope a school teacher comes through soon.

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    Re: How do I go about helping my son?

    Thank you so much, I just don't know where to begin with helping him more. I want to see him succeed and feel helpless. I will check out those sites. Thank you again.

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    Re: How do I go about helping my son?

    Quote Originally Posted by Concerned Mother
    Thank you so much, I just don't know where to begin with helping him more. I want to see him succeed and feel helpless. I will check out those sites. Thank you again.
    Sorry I didn't respond to you earlier. I am between the computer, cleaning up my dusty blinds and cleaning after my cats that won't leave me for a minute.

    Well, it's an interesting thing you wrote. My oldest son (now 22) was born dyslexic. But on top of that all he suffered from numerous ear infections when he was in elementary school. That drove me nuts as I never seemed to see the end to that. He had ear tubes put in ...gosh, about 4 times until his ears grew enough and he didn't need the tubes any more.
    Do you think his problems might be still related to his hearing loss?
    Tdol sent you a nice list of different web sites for you but I would also consider another option. Just to be on the safe side, have your boy checked out for a possible learning disability. When my son was about 6 years old he was in the children's hospital for a learning assessment. It's not an easy thing to do while the 6 year old's vocabulary is relatively small. Even at that, they were excellent in assessing his learning development and already warned me about his future problems and told me what to do to help him throughout school. That was followed by other assessments, more testing, etc.
    I wouldn't jump to any conclusions and don't worry! I don't want you to panic. If you have any doubts, please have your family doctor refer him to a pediatrician and see what he thinks. If there is anything to worry about, it's better to be safe than sorry.

    Good luck.

    You can always leave me an e-mail here. I will see what I can do to help you out. Please, don't hesitate to ask me any questions.
    Last edited by Marylin; 28-Apr-2005 at 03:39.

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