When children have learning problems, their parents are usually the first to notice that something is just not right. Teachers often notice a child having trouble in their class. And when they notice, they want reliable information so they can help their students.
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You are correct that formal testing would be the only way to clarify if your older daughter has a disability.
Thanks for going the extra mile to help this young woman.
One reason that math might have become more of a problem for you as you moved into higher levels of mathematics is that the concepts you were learning about became more abstract.
I don’t blame you for being confused. I am also. If four comprehensive evaluations found your son to have LD, I would accept that he has LD.
This pattern in students is very perplexing for both teachers and parents. Start by meeting with your child’s teachers to assess his learning situation.
Oh, how easy it is to blame the victim. Your son is struggling in school and the assumed reason is that he is not trying or doesn’t care. I bet he really is trying and that he cares deeply.
Homeschooling parents have to be creative and persistent in their search for funding for AT.
The only way to clarify where your daughter’s areas of learning strengths and learning weaknesses are is through formal testing. These studies are called psycho-educational evaluations.