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Hi. I have an 8 year old boy I adopted when he was six. He is socially behind. He had no exposure to reading or anything good before us. He has worked VERY hard and come a long way. (He even had to be taught how to use the stairs properly at school) But he is struggling badly. The school says that he will eventually catch up. Last year at the end of second grade, they said he is showing signs of improvement so they don't want to hold him back. He is at about a first grade reading level. He also never made it to subtraction in his math. They are now diving into multiplication and division. He can't read the word problems. He takes a lot of pride in learning and genuinely want to. I got the call that he needs to be taken to the doc to discuss ADD. Last thursday he was to be doing independent work, and it was a division sheet. He then laid his head in his desk and did not do any work the rest of the day. He got a bad mark for the day. (Understandable) And he says that he is frustrated bec...See More
Steve On 9/06/15, Jen wrote: > Hi. I have an 8 year old boy I adopted when he was six. > He is socially behind. about a first grade reading level. He I have an opportunity to look into > transferring him to a private school and seeing if he can > test into 2nd grade. And the class size is about ten to > one there. I feel like time is vital...See More
Sep 7, 2015
Georgia On 9/06/15, Jen wrote: > Hi. I have an 8 year old boy I adopted when he was six. > He is socially behind. He had no exposure to reading or > anything good before us. He has worked VERY hard and > come a long way. (He even had to be taught how to use > the stairs properly at school) But he is struggling badly. > The school says tha...See More
Aug 30, 2016
K Georgia, your advice was right on target! Well said!

To the OP, how are things going by now? What decisions did you make?

On 8/30/16, Georgia wrote: > On 9/06/15, Jen wrote: >> Hi. I have an 8 year old boy I adopted when he was six. >> He is socially behind. He had no exposure to reading or >> anything good be...See More
Oct 30, 2016


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