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PostPosted: August 23 2006, 4:03 PM    Post subject:
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Aidan is going into 4th grade and he is still not reading! I feel like we've tried everything, but it's just not getting through.

I think maybe he has a reading disability -- has anyone had their child tested for dyslexia?

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PostPosted: August 23 2006, 4:38 PM    Post subject:
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Auditory processing is a huge issue with reading. How did he do with signing? Have a look at my website and see if you think CS might be something that would help him. Maybe yes...maybe no....

www.downcues.com

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PostPosted: August 24 2006, 7:25 AM    Post subject:
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I'll definitely check it out!

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PostPosted: July 18 2007, 4:45 PM    Post subject:
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Hi, My name is Lisa and I am new to this forum. I have a 12 year old son with DS. I wanted to say he did not read either until the 4th grade. I did research, went over his IEP goals and changed from focusing on letters to a sight reading program. He will be going into the 6th this fall and is reading 150 words!! Not knowing what Aidan's goal are presently, I don't know if this helps; but it worked for John.

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PostPosted: July 19 2007, 7:03 AM    Post subject:
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there is a book called teaching Reading to Children with DS, it has a section in the back that is very helpful, individual printable booklets. That was our Bible in the beginning.
Also, have you ever heard of a program called Fast ForWord? It is put out by a science based company, and a school district near us used it via a grant a few years ago. To say it was phenomenal is understating it. This program retrains the brain. I saw kids who you never could have convinced me would ever read start reading in 12 weeks. It is the most incredible program I have ever seen. But it is fairly expensive. Many schools will help with funding, though, because it is that good. I think the website is like scilearn.com They list practioners by state. We will hopefully be starting FFW in a few weeks, we are working it out now. Keep the faith, it is still very possible.

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