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Joined: Feb 15, 2008
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Posted Jan 08, 2009 at 10:34:27 PM
Subject: Constant forgetting

My 5 1/2 year old son has a very difficult time remembering things just gone over. While doing reading for homework, we would read the same sentence 10 or more times yet when prompted to read it again he would forget a word. Same thing with songs or what was just said, etc. It gets me very frustrated and I"m not sure what the problem is. Any suggestions?

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scifinut
Joined Jul 11, 2005
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Posted:Jan 09, 2009 8:47:37 AM

It could be auditory, visual or a working memory problem. Testing may give you more information about how he learns and where his trouble areas are. Its not unusual for Kindergarteners or 1st graders to have to repeat words many times before they remember them consistantly.

scifinut mom to: ms 16, bp/adhd/anxiety/complex ld mr. 20, add/dyslexic I hear and I forget I see and I remember I do and I understand. -Anonymous

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Goodysbaby
Joined Nov 03, 2004
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Posted:Jan 10, 2009 11:02:24 AM

I agree with scifinut, its hard to get a student tested before second grade because there needs to be a gap and there isn't enough background usually to have enough. You may have to have your child tested privately. Good luck, Shel

Shel If your not kicking hard enough your not making waves!

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annette10dance
Joined May 13, 2008
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Posted:Jan 12, 2009 9:21:38 AM

My son was tested by the school and he has low language scores and low memory scores. This combination means learning to read and learning new materials will be hard for him. I was told that my son will be on level 1 reading materials for a period of 1 to 2 years.

He was in private tutoring using a multisensory approach to reading using the Ortan-Gillingham method.

I also see the memory problem in math, because sometimes, it looks like he doesn't know how to add and other times, he does his homework quickly.

I was supposed to use fish oil (cod liver). It was strawberry flavored, but my son would not take it. His memory has gotten better without it. He is in 3rd grade and learning his times tables well.

It just takes time and alot of repetition. Have patience. It will come.

Annette

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NYK
Joined Jan 16, 2009
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Posted:Jan 16, 2009 7:30:12 AM

Hi guys,

I agree with scifinut, its hard to get a student tested before second grade because there needs to be a gap and there isn't enough background usually to have enough. You may have to have your child tested privately.Thanks

NYK

[Modified by: NYK on January 16, 2009 07:39 AM]

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Cindy
Joined Jan 01, 2008
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Posted:Jan 20, 2009 12:19:57 AM

You can get your child tested as early as he/she needs to be assessed. While it is harder to reach the severe discrepancy criteria, with RTI and Strengths and Weaknesses now mandated, there is more room to get to the diagnosis and then help. Ask, persist, find others in your area and get info on their experience, etc. You can request an evaluation at any time (do it in writing) and they must convene to determine what needs to be done. At all costs, attend the meeting, otherwise, they will decide what they want to do with out your input.

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