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More good news re: Audiblox


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Posted Oct 03, 2002 at 3:31:02 PM
Subject: More good news re: Audiblox

I've just recently posted about how Audiblox changed our lives dramatically and I feel is a *cure* for LD's. Now I want to share another good news story regarding my ds with other parents who may still be struggling with how to help their child.

I just had my first teacher/parent conference yesterday with ds's new Grade 5 teacher. The classroom teacher decided along with the learning assistance teacher that ds will be on the REGULAR Grade 5 program this year IN ALL SUBJECT AREAS! No more modifed program unless ds can not pass the unit tests and meet outcomes for Grade 5, but they are giving him a chance to prove himself first. (ds was on a completely modified program from Grade 1 to Grade 4). Today is his first Science unit test on the "eye" and he knew it perfectly when he left the house today, so I know he will be capable of passing his tests and meeting the grade 5 outcomes.

Currently math is the only subject causing him great difficultly still, but he has made amazing progress with it and he is working out of the Grade 5 text so we are getting there.

I must also mention that this is the first meeting I've had with a teacher where we discussed ds as if he was a "normal" child in the classroom. Previously the meetings were all bad news and how we might try to modify his program so he could make it through his day.

Just think, this is the boy that the "experts" told me "school will never be a good place for", and "he's the bottom 1% of kids with LD's" boy were they wrong! I guess they never heard of Audiblox! We've been doing AB for 86 weeks now and I can't believe his progress!

Maybe our story will help others who are still struggling.
Wendy

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Posted:Oct 04, 2002 9:09:35 AM

Glad to hear the good news. That is wonderful for your children.

Wondering what specific LD's Audioblox helped with. Was your son dyslexic, if so, was it visual or auditory type dyslexia? Does he have ADD?

Can you share what the program is like -- is it games, exercises, etc. Is there writing involved?

How do your children like doing Audioblox? Is it fun, or is it difficult to get them to do it?

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Posted:Oct 04, 2002 9:10:02 AM

Glad to hear the good news. That is wonderful for your children.

Wondering what specific LD's Audioblox helped with. Was your son dyslexic, if so, was it visual or auditory type dyslexia? Does he have ADD?

Can you share what the program is like -- is it games, exercises, etc. Is there writing involved?

How do your children like doing Audioblox? Is it fun, or is it difficult to get them to do it?

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Posted:Oct 04, 2002 10:42:14 AM

Hi Wendy

I live in Edinburgh, Scotland. My son is 6 and it has been a long, lonely stuggle. You have no idea how backward this country is. At last after years I have finally found a OT who has helped and my son has sensory input disord type problems. Would Audioblox help him? Can you say a bit about what it is?

many thanks

carol

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Posted:Oct 04, 2002 1:46:47 PM

Hi Jennifer,
My ds was diagnosed as the most severe 1% of children with LD's because none of his subtests on the WISC scored very high. He was especially low on the auditory tests, so they decided to try to teach him visually, but he was even scoring low on the visual part - it was just his relative strength.

They said he was dyslexic, along with an auditory processing disorder. I was told if we tested him for ADD he would score very high, but I chose not to test as it would just give him another label. He was in speech therapy for delayed language skills (yet he started talking on time as a baby). He couldn't follow multi-step directions. I was told "the classroom would never be a good place for him", and "we will let him learn at whatever minimal level he can learn at ."

Audiblox involves a set of blocks that are used for sequencing, patterns, auditory memory, visual memory poor handwriting, directional, logical thinking etc. It also teaches math, and reading skills. We did AB for an hour a day, 4 days per week.

At first my son loved doing it, then it became drudgery to him, but we are constantly changing the level to make it more challenging, so he enjoys that. We have been doing AB for so long and have had many temper tantrums over it, but AB was working, so I insisted and we have found success. It is real work - hard work, but the payoff is tremendous - we're working on a cure, not modifications. I will continue doing AB for at least another year - by then I think ds will be in the top of his class. (BTW - he got 8/10 on his Science test yesterday!)
Wendy

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Posted:Oct 04, 2002 1:56:16 PM

Hi Carol,
My heart goes out to you. It is a lonely struggle when a parent is faced with this and no one to help. My son used to beg me to stay home from school each day, crying. I had to go to work, so I'd drag him to school, both of us now crying. Often he would have the school call me from work, pretending he was sick so he could go home. He couldn't stand the pain and humiliation of school. He was confused there and he couldn't cope. That is too much for a young child to have to withstand - he was only 6 at the time too. Everywhere I turned for help, nothing came of it, except more blows to ds's self-esteem.

Please email the people at Audiblox2000.com and see if your son could be helped. If so, it is easy to do on your own but requires time.

Good luck to both you and your son. If they agree AB would work for you, pls follow it through to completion, it really works.
Wendy

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Posted:Oct 04, 2002 3:32:32 PM

Thanks so much for your lovely message Wendy and I will email them tonight

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