"I have several students in my Science class that struggle all the time
with their grades. These pay attention to class, most of them study hard,
but when it comes to quizzes or tests, they start by saying, "I not going
to make it". When I review for the evaluation, they will answer and
participate wonderfully proving that they paid attention and studied, but
when they receive their grades, these are not what they, their parents or
me expected. My evaluations have different levels of complexity and I
construct them so that 100% past the test. Of course, not every student
can have 100% in the test, but my expectations are that all pass the test.
This is not happening with these few students. When most of them infer
the grade they expect, these kids just feel so frustrated that some even
start crying. I feel awful, I have tried everything in my hands to help
them, but it's not working. I have met with the parents and most tell me
this is happening only in my class. I have a!
sk for them to evaluate their child so I can receive alternatives to help
them, but many refuse to do so. The situation gets worse, when they know
I will be their Science teacher for three years. Any suggestions?
"How do I get my college student tested for LD? Do College's give help to
"Anyone can get through life with a learning disibility.It is ruff stuff at
times but with alot of hard work you can do it.I thought i was stupid when
they use to pull me and a few more out of class in elementary and in
middle school for math and reading but then i came to realize it was a
disability i could not control.Just getting to learn the computer now is
fun but i still have to focus alot and then i found this site.So check it
out with me.It looks like alot of info here to take in.Thanks for making a
site for us with learning disibilities.
"i need help....advise something,my husband and i dont agree on our firsst
son LD. he feels we should treat like nothings wrong woth him and make him
try harder. i feel differently. my son is on third grade and is been held
back this year.he was diagnosed with LD in 1st grade.please help.what can
i do to help my son? should i get a tutor?"
"I am currently a student at an ivy league university getting my masters in
clinical psychology. I was diagnosed with a learning disability in the 1st
grade. School was close to impossible for me, but I never gave up. What got
me through school and all the challenges that were ahead of me, were
supportive parents and teachers. My parents always taught me I could
accomplish anything, and never give up.
The word Ã¢â‚¬Å“disabilityÃ¢â‚¬Â� really hurt me when I was younger, because I felt
that I wasnt Ã¢â‚¬Å“disabledÃ¢â‚¬Â�. My parents soon taught me, honey you just learn
Ã¢â‚¬Å“differentlyÃ¢â‚¬Â�. Which was true, I did all the same work and assignments,
I just sometimes need more time, or the tests read to me or a quite room
with no distractions. I learned Ã¢â‚¬Å“differentlyÃ¢â‚¬Â� which to me does not = a
I want to help other children, teens and students who have learning
disabilities to know that it is possible to succeed at your dreams and
accomplish anything. Pinkyld.com"
"my son has LD and we are working with his school he has been to 4
different schools since he has started in preschool now he is in 1st grade
and i have seen him improve so much I'm glade that he got the help when he
need it that way he will succeed in school and in life. you may ask why 4
schools it is because some schools have the program for all his different
grades and one just didn't want to help him. Well the others have been
great now he is going to his 5 school because were he is at is not for
him. you have to fine what is best for your child not what works for you
or the school. "
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"This information has been of great help to our family"