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My 8th son really tries..dyslexia? What?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 14, 2010
  • 06:42 PM

Just turned 8, he has light sensitivity when sedentary, pronoun and verb confusion orally, major letter reversal writing "b" "d" "p" -hears phonics wrong when trying to spell, reading just at 1rst grade level but prone to overload and frequent anxiety and whining tantrums to cope with the stress of homework at home. Socially accepted ok on the block so far but very trusting and naive he reqires lots of hugs and affirmation before proceeding with things. Caesin (moderate to high) sensitive and low gluten sensitivity, slight to moderate speech therapy issue school is working on. Routine is very key to him and he freaks if it changes. Deviations need to be officially announced in order like the errands we will go on. Reverts to playing with dinosaurs-lining them up-when his day has been trying. Grade level or better in math. Socially stunted but still very functional for now. Low self image. Left eye problem needs to patch right one daily-not at school. Any suggestions????? I don't want him to fall through the cracks. He's my son

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  • You could try seeing a pediatric neurologist, pediatric psychologist, or developmental pediatrician about these things. I am no expert, but some of the things you mentioned seem consistent with a mild pervasive develpment disorder (PDD) such as Asperger syndrome:- upset when routine changes- arranges things in a line- unusually sensitivity to light- food intolerances / digestion- very trusting You might also want to check that his hearing is OK; that could explain the speach therapy, the phonics issues, and "b" "d" "p" confusion.
    Walker12 30 Replies
    • December 15, 2010
    • 08:56 PM
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  • You could try seeing a pediatric neurologist, pediatric psychologist, or developmental pediatrician about these things. I am no expert, but some of the things you mentioned seem consistent with a mild pervasive develpment disorder (PDD) such as Asperger syndrome:- upset when routine changes- arranges things in a line- unusually sensitivity to light- food intolerances / digestion- very trusting You might also want to check that his hearing is OK; that could explain the speach therapy, the phonics issues, and "b" "d" "p" confusion.I thank you for your suggestions and will make some inquiry into specialists in my area. His hearing was checked and is ok. Even my husband sees a need to get some help. We just don't know what specialists to start with. Thanks again. All suggestions and similar experiences welcome!!!!
    KatKat1 1 Replies
    • December 15, 2010
    • 09:19 PM
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