How to help someone with a learning disabled child

United States
July 13, 2007 10:01am CST
How can you help someone struggling with a child with learning disabilities. I know this is a hard subject. I myself have a son that is learning disabled. He is in High School now, but still reads at a 3rd grade level. He is coping, but it is hard on him and he sometimes acts out because of his disability. I have to be more patient with him than with my other kids. my other children think that I let him get by with more than them. I have tried to explain to them that this isn't the case. We just have to be more patient with him. What would you do in a case like this?
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I honestly don't know what to say. My oldest has a learning disablity, so my youngest doesn't understand. It's really hard, because I personally feel like it's my fault that she has this. I have been having her read to me, then ask questions about the book. She doesn't have any problems actually reading at her level, it's the not being able to remember what she has read that gets her down. With my help,the teachers, and extra work that helps her, I do pray she will be able to overcome this.
• United States
21 Jul 07
You need to contact your school and have an evaluation done. He should be able to qualify for some kind of tutoring or therapy. It never hurts to ask. My daughter is completely disabled so she gets everything and goes to a local special services school.