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MY 10 YEAR OLD SON DOESN'T RETAIN INFORMATION

MY SON DOESN'T KNOW HIS MATH FACTS. HE STILL HAS TO COUNT ON HIS FINGERS. HE LEARNED THE MAJORITY OF HIS MULT. FACTS BY MEMORIZING THEM. HIS READING HAS IMPROVED BUT STILL HAS TROUBLE REMEMBERING WHAT HE HAS READ. YOU KNOW HOW YOU CAN TELL A CHILD THEY REMEMBER WORDS TO A SONG AND YOU DON'T REMEMBER YOUR WORK. WELL I CAN'T SAY THIS TO HIM BECAUSE HE DOESN'T REMEMBER SONGS EITHER. HE WAS TESTED IN KINDERGARTEN AND HIS IQ WAS GOOD. HE WAS TESTED FOR ADD IN THE 2ND GRADE AND THEY SAID HE DOES HAVE ADD. HE TENDS TO NOT BE FOCUSED AND HIS MIND IS EVERYWHERE WHEN WERE DOING SCHOOL WORK. WHAT DO I DO TO HELP HIM?
In Topics: Helping my child with school work and home work, Special education, ADHD & attention issues
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Sep 29, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Speak to your pediatrician about this.  If he has already been evaluated by his school system, he may benefit from an evaluation by a learning specialist or developmental pediatrician.

You can help by having a regular predictable daily schedule, planned and usual play and study times with multiple stretch breaks.

Best wishes.Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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