Wednesday, June 2, 2010


So... with all the difficulties we have had with Jul since we have been here, we have started down a very scary path of 'diagnoses'. We had it suggested that we have an educational assessment done due to the angry and lack of attention with him. And seeing as Dyslexia is a common occurance in my family, i figured i ought to. He has been doing little things that send up flags...

So, the conversation goes something like this, between the psychologist, his assistant and us:

Dr: so tell me about Jul as a baby.

Thomas: always moving, never still.

Dr: was he active in the womb?

Jordin: never stopped moving, was like a mauy thai kick boxer. But he was terrified of loud noises, even then.

Dr: and as a toddler?

Thomas and Jordin: still only when resting.

...the conversation goes on like this for about 5 or so minutes. The Dr then says; 'Usually we only do two test, Intellectual and Educational. The discrepency between them will tell if there is a learning disablilty, but we think,' keep in mind they havent spoken yet, ' that we will do the attention test.'

They look at each other and nod. Stating that it really seems clear that there is an attention problem here. Well... i took him yesterday for the attention test, and i arrived early back to pick him up. The assistant answered the door looking very weary. I think Jul broke her. :)

1 comment:

Erika said...

Sounds interesting. Kinda scary. Aren't you so glad Jul isn't in school!!