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Posted Jun 27, 2002 at 8:40:36 AM
Subject: CAPD-Output-Organization deficit

I just learned about this web site and I am hoping I can get some help with finding the correct avenues to pursue regarding my son. My son has difficulties in getting his home work/school work done. This is what started our search for help. He is a very bright child and he is an A/B student therefore he does not qualify for an IEP in his school. We have taken him to a neurologist, a psychologist and a psychiatrist. He has been put on ritalin, zoloff, and adderall all of which did nothing for him. He has difficulties in writing down his thoughts and in verbally answering questions. He knows the answers but it takes him a while to put everything in order and then process it. Even something as simple as asking him what he wants to drink with his dinner can take a minute or so to answer. I read an article on this website about CAPD and the description of the subprofile of Output-Organiztion deficit seemed to fit. Before I get my hopes up that we actually can identify the problem I would like to know how I find out more about this and who would I take my child to in order to get a professional diagnosis. My son is almost 13 years old and will be entering middle school this fall. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Posted:Jun 27, 2002 10:24:06 AM

You're a parent -- so go to the "parenting a child with LD" board where you'll get lots of answers and support. Not so much traffic here.

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Posted:Jun 27, 2002 7:46:14 PM

It sounds like you need a speech therapist to test him outside of school . Its not CAPD from what you describe but language processing difficulty. I think he has an expressive language problem, I highly recommend doing that as your first step.

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Posted:Jun 28, 2002 5:37:09 AM

Also look at the Teaching Reading board; there's lots of discussion of these issues there.

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Posted:Jun 29, 2002 3:22:58 AM

This is an article about different subtypes of CAPD

http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/process_deficit/subprofiles.pdf

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Posted:Jun 29, 2002 3:36:51 AM

I have CAPD and a language disorder, both can co-exist. I have similar processing and retrival issues that you describe about your son. I was diagnosed with CAPD by an audiologist. Both an audiologist and a speech and language pathologhist would be helpful. The earlier you know the better off he'll be has every year the work demands increase. Also, just becuse his grades are doesn't mean he shouldn't recieve services. An actually diagnos would help you get them if needed. I recently graduated and I recieved services though I was a high honors student, but becuase I had the support is what enabled me to be capable of it.

Just remember everycase is different and disorders like these are hard to diganos and understand.

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Posted:Jun 30, 2002 7:51:54 PM

I agree with Kristie. My daugher has an IEP and accommodations and she is a straight A student. She is gifted LD and was struggling in 2nd grade. We put her in private LMB tutoring and SI OT and she has made outstanding progress. However, she is still LD in ALL academic areas. If you get an evaluation and your son is LD he can receive services, if needed, or he can get a 504 and receive accommodations. For instance, I often copy my daughter's math problems out of the book, she tells me the answer and I write it down (depending on how late it is - or I let her write just the answer). She knows how to do them, but it would take 3X as long for her to write it all down. I then sign the paper and say "student dictated" and sign my name. I have never had a problem with a teacher accepting this. If your son is a slow processor, it just takes longer for everything to get done. My daughter has visual and auditory processing problems, and significant processing delays, plus a host of other problems, but her giftedness is able to shine through. It can be done and it causes their self esteem to soar.

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Posted:Sep 26, 2002 4:36:10 PM

what it sounds like is expressive language disorder. And he does probably qualify. Put in expressive language disorder in web search. I don't know if there is anything there but hopefully there is. My son was diagnosed with this 18 years ago. Then they had this as a diagnose and therapy was speech. He was 4 when he was labeled. He was in a communitive handicap class but they don't use this label any more. I don't know what they call it now. Hopefully this will help. Deb

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