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jessgray
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:22 am    Post subject: do i teach him now or later Reply with quote

ok this is the 3rd time i have tried to type this post (lol gotta love 6 month olds trying to help you type Laughing )
my oldest boy is 2 on april 25th and well he seem sbored. he has an expressive speech delay so he doesnt talk much if at all. he says 2 words clearly the rest is jibberish. he likes to read. he loves drawing. he jsut doesnt seem challenged he is learning to sign (auslan) but is yet to sign words clearly Laughing he is very curiosu about how things work and hardly sleeps Laughing how can i challenge him without seeming as though i am pushing him too much Question
i want to homeschool but my partner isnt overally keen on the idea Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My son is 2.5 and also very bright. What are your sons interests?

My son loves anything to do with numbers (clocks, calendars, rulers, timers), shapes, letters, and colors. He paints and draws every day, he loves to do his puzzles of the alphabet, the 50 states, numbers 1-20, and most of all he loves his books. I peruse the goodwill and tag sales and get any book I think will interest him. He loves to just sit and go through books. He loves to listen to some Spanish Cd's we have for him and basically loves learning. He loves learning so I indulge that to the best of my ability! He also loves to play games online at leapfrog.com and starfall.com. We just got him a new toy called gears, gears, gears and he LOVES it. His fave thing is the library too.

I would say just follow your son's interests and he will let you know what interests him. As for pushing him if you follow his lead I don't see that as pushing- you are just feeding his curiosity! Just my 2 cents!

I decided I wanted to hs when ds was 18 months and dh said "No way". So I took another hs mom's advice and read a lot about homeschooling and kept talking about it with him- now dh is 100% behind it. Plus he has met some kids who are hs and sees their parents and knows it isn't weirdos who hs it is parents who truly just want the best for their kids! Smile So keep working on him you have a few years! Maybe join a hs group too. They accept all ages usually and it is good for your kids to meet other kids to grow up with who are also hs'ers.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy thanks i have contacted my local hs network. my ds1 loves music,painting and he love to read to himself(although at the moment he rips pages out lol)he loves cooking and likes to help make cakes.he loves to draw.

for a while ds1 loved books by dr suess but now he is kinda over them Laughing i have considered teaching him another language but i dont think i wil till he has mastered english he has a little while to go before he will be be ready due to his expressive speech delay.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your son sound like my oldest, also names Cody. He had apraxia as a 2yo and could only say Jack, (my brother) and Duh. We took him to a specialist and I am so glad we did! If your insurance will cover it I highly recommend getting him tested. One of the great helps was getting a large poster and putting pictures of things on it, that way he can point to the pictures (with words under them) of the things he needs. It helps with frustrations and teaches him some parts of communication. My only other advice is going to the library and letting him pick out books. Just make sure he's supervised if he's still ripping out pages. lol
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we see our speech therpaist tomorow so what sort of testing should i be looking at ? one for gifted children or one specifically to figure out his speech diagnosis Question
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And then there is our son who also could only say 3 words at 2yo, started speaking at 3ish, sentences at about 3.5 and at 4 was assessed as having the vocab and sentence structure of a 5 yo. We had him assessed at about 2.5ish and they said not to worry about it, that everything else was fine, we never bothered with therapy, just gave it time and it came right.

I know that's not everyone, but an expressive language delay (we just called it slow to talk) is not necessarily any more than just a delay which will catch up.

Our 2nd son was just the same and although he wasn't ahead at 4, he was completely caught up.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In this case I would rather be safe then sorry. My oldest had a delay as I said. It led to a learning disability and if he hadn't had the speech help he never would have been diagnosed. I am very thankful that we found some wonderful people to work with him

As far as testing goes, there are a lot of test. The Goldman Fristo, is one, Michigan is the most common. Make sure that they not only test for a delay but for articulation as well. Some children can comprehend wonderfully, but if they aren't understood by the general population then you have a problem. If you don't think the testing was accurate, it is your right as a parent to have it done by someone else. The Federal law mandates that if your son needs services, they have to provide for it. Just make sure that they are doing their job by making sure that if he needs services they are getting them for you. Be nice but well informed, there are advocates that you can get to help you if you need them.

I hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I completely agree with testing to be safe, but I think sometimes we hear all the bad stuff that can come out of the testing and people don't hear the good stuff, sometimes it truely is no big deal.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: do i teach him now or later Reply with quote

jessgray wrote:
ok this is the 3rd time i have tried to type this post (lol gotta love 6 month olds trying to help you type Laughing )
my oldest boy is 2 on april 25th and well he seem sbored. he has an expressive speech delay so he doesnt talk much if at all. he says 2 words clearly the rest is jibberish. he likes to read. he loves drawing. he jsut doesnt seem challenged he is learning to sign (auslan) but is yet to sign words clearly Laughing he is very curiosu about how things work and hardly sleeps Laughing how can i challenge him without seeming as though i am pushing him too much Question
i want to homeschool but my partner isnt overally keen on the idea Laughing


Don't push. Follow his interests. Read to him. Two is so young, don't expect what you would from a twelve-year-old. Let him be two. Talk to him a lot, work with him at household chores, etc., and talk to him a lot, asking questions and then going on after giving him plenty time to answer (even if he doesn't answer at first).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree very much with easyhomeschooling
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