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High School Daughter & Social Skills

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Anonymous
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Posted:Apr 27, 2001 11:55:09 AM

I happen to stumble on PACE and Brainskills which claims to help children with learning disabilities.
I have a son who is 15 years old and was recently diagnosed with austic spectrum disorder. Although he is in the main stream schooling and will be taking his 'O' Level examination this year, his results have been borderline despite tremendous amount of home tuition. He is weak in Maths and learning subjects and he needs an inordinate amount of efforts to achieve borderline passes. I learn that sensory integration therapy can help him to concentrate as he learns nothing from school as he is always feeling anxious and distracted. He has no friends by virtue of his ASD and cannot distinguish between the lines in comprehension of English. His interest lies in music where he can pick up the notes by hearing but has difficulty to read the notes correctly.
Although he has an average IQ , he is not able to achieve better results despite a lot of efforts on his part and with the help of the tutors. I also help him with his Maths.
Please share your experience with me on the efficacy of PACE or Brainskills or any other programs and whether any of you have experienced difficulty to obtain refund for returning the PACE or Brainskills program.

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soh
Email:sohca@cyberway.com.sg

soh

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Anonymous
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Posted:Apr 27, 2001 2:53:44 PM

I would call the PACE people. There is a phone number on their web site. Tanya Mitchel is the customer service person and I had probably three long conversations with her before I decided to go get trained myself.

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Posted:May 01, 2001 12:26:33 PM

I agree. i have a daughter who is beautiful (as all mothers think that their children are)16, blue eyes, blonde hair and to look at one would never think she has any problems and in LD classes. I to have fought to keep her out of all ld classes and want her included in reg classroom. It has been a real struggle. She is active in sports (basketball, softball, and track) she always tried out for cheerleader (but never made it) but the kids in her school where she goes do treat her differently. the ones that are in other neighboring schools treat her great and with the respect that she needs. they don't see her as ld but as a great girl who is fun to be around. I still need to help her learn some social skills and am looking for any help that i can get.

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