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Ohio questions about SLD and testing


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Posted Feb 26, 2002 at 8:03:41 AM
Subject: Ohio questions about SLD and testing

My son is classified SLD in school last year .His teacher say he is reading on grade level however if you give him a short story to read on his grade level that he has never heard before he reads most of the words wrong.He confuses similar words and skips over lines and small words.Since there are no longer picture he is missing the majority of the story now.He is suppose to have a scribe for his state testing and district testing but what can we do about his reading.He is in resource room for some subjects but not reading but does get modifications.I think if someone sat beside him and made sure he tried to soumd out all the words instead of guessing and tell him if he is wrong because he dont know when he does make a mistake he keeps on reading.He is very bright and his teacher dont seem to know how to work with him since he is intelligent as well as have a disability too.It took three years to get him tested for more than just speech which he needed desperatly and his dr. sent papers to the school on that as soon as he turned 3.The only reason I feel he got the tests last year we told the school he was going to apsychartrist for behavior problems at home and most of it we feel was due to fustrations from school.

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Posted:Feb 26, 2002 2:16:37 PM

Well, sounds like what the school will try to get away with if you do not know and enforce your rights. BTW, your son is not "reading on grade level" despite what the teacher says.

#1.) Has he had a complete multifactored evaluation and when?

#2.) Does he have an IEP (Individual Education Plan)? Do you agree with it?

#3.) Sounds like you need to put your paperwork in order to see what you have, get some advice on what you need...which sounds to me like more in depth evaluations by an independent qualified person at public expense. In the meantime, you need to educate yourself about your child's issues and what's available to help him, so you can make sure he gets the kind of help he sounds like he needs.

Write back with more info. There are people here who are from Ohio and elsewhere who are knowledgeable and can help with good advice.

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Posted:Feb 26, 2002 4:40:17 PM

1.yes he had a evaluation Feb.2001 hada Woodcock johnson done .
he was already classified for speech since he was 3 1/2.OT evaluation was done this past dec. does get OT services.
2.Yes he has a IEP goes to resource room 90 mins a day for spelling + phonics,and writing.No I dont agree with his reading on grade level and have wrote that and told them it all the time this and they know it but they say he is better off than the rest of the students in the sp. ed class he is in because most of them cant read at all.They say he has all the knowledge and info in his head.The school psy just said to me about a month ago I bet your son is really struggling with his reading this year.They know it but I feel they dont know what to do with him.The results from his testing last year stated his intelligence is higher than 140 but in school setting around 107 and he is challenged.They say a visual perception disability.I can place his scores if anyone wants to offer any insight in this.My son also knows alot of infomation due to us exposing him to lots of reading and other stuff.He is really into science.He has tests next week and I know from his practices he wont due to well.

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Posted:Feb 26, 2002 8:44:46 PM

Posting his scores would let the knowledgeable people on this board comment. Also, what age is he and what grade is he in?

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Posted:Feb 27, 2002 7:47:49 AM

He is 9.7 months old now and in third grade.
This test was given when he was 8.6
Woodcock Johnson
Memory for names 120
Memory for sentences 108
Visual Matching 83
Incomplete words no score
Visual Closure 71
Picture Vocabulary 136
Analylsis/Synthesis 97
letter /word identification 81
passage comprhension 98
calculation 77
applied problems 128
dictation 84
writing samples 85
Owls given when he was 8.5
Listenging Comprehension Standard score 126 test age equivalent 13.3
oral expression 110 test age equivalent 9.6
The school psy wrote that he feels from speaking with my son his his function level in the classroom is 107 but a 140 may be a mild under estimate of his true level of a ability.
on the paper that marks his areas of severe disrepancy between acheivement and ablity areas marked are
written expression,basic reading skills,reading comprehension,math calculation..
This year after having roblems in the reg. ed classroom with work and then moved to a sp. ed room for 90 mins aday for spellin+ phonics,and writing(english) the sp. ed teacher and reg. ed teacher wanted a OT eval. done and on theses tests
Age 9. 5 when given
he scored a age eqivalent of 7.1 on visual perception age , on the VMI he scoreda age equivalent of a 6.3 year old.

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Posted:Feb 27, 2002 9:52:37 AM

wanted to add they also used his IBST andCAT test too here are the scores
Voc.12
reading comp.20
total reading 16
listening 86
language 46
total language 67
math concepts 57
math problems 81
total math 73
core 47
social studies 66
science 99
sources of info 49
composite 73 word analysis 12
math computation 82
CAT
verbal 90
quannitive 82
nonverbal64

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Posted:Mar 01, 2002 7:52:18 AM

jbaj wrote:
>
> He is 9.7 months old now and in third grade.
> This test was given when he was 8.6
> Woodcock Johnson
> Memory for names 120
> Memory for sentences 108
> Visual Matching 83
> Incomplete words no score
> Visual Closure 71
> Picture Vocabulary 136
> Analylsis/Synthesis 97
> letter /word identification 81
> passage comprhension 98
> calculation 77
> applied problems 128
> dictation 84
> writing samples 85
> Owls given when he was 8.5
> Listenging Comprehension Standard score 126 test age
> equivalent 13.3
> oral expression 110 test age equivalent 9.6
> The school psy wrote that he feels from speaking with my son
> his his function level in the classroom is 107 but a 140 may
> be a mild under estimate of his true level of a ability.
> on the paper that marks his areas of severe disrepancy
> between acheivement and ablity areas marked are
> written expression,basic reading skills,reading
> comprehension,math calculation..
> This year after having roblems in the reg. ed classroom
> with work and then moved to a sp. ed room for 90 mins aday
> for spellin+ phonics,and writing(english) the sp. ed teacher
> and reg. ed teacher wanted a OT eval. done and on theses tests
> Age 9. 5 when given
> he scored a age eqivalent of 7.1 on visual perception age ,
> on the VMI he scoreda age equivalent of a 6.3 year old.

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