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Name: Deb
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My son (age 12) has always had trouble remembering what he is taught. He can learn something totally inside and out and the next day will not know it. He can be re-taught again and the next day not know it. And so on... We first noticed it when he was four and could not learn his colors. The pre-school teacher asked me if he might be color blind. He did finally learn his colors closer to age five. A friend who's son did this same thing , was told he had a learning disability by the school system. But she cannot remember the name of it. BTW my son has had physchological testing and we were told that he does not learn from his mistakes, but that is not considered a learning disability. Does anyone know the name of this LD? I once read about it in a book, but cannot remember it. Thanks.
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Name: Stephanie C. | Date: Mar 1st, 2006 11:08 PM
I have the same problem, Deb. I was born with Birth Hypoxic Brain Damage and it affects the section of my brain that deals with numbers. When I was younger, my mom would spend hours with me teaching me math, whichever topic we were learning at the time, but I would forget it either by the next day or the day after that. I could just never seen to remember any of it, it just wouldn't click. I'm not sure what it's called (my mom always just told me I had short term memory loss, but it's only in math that I seem to forget things so easily so I'm not sure.) There are ways around it, though. Talk with your sons teachers and get him set up in Special Ed Classes, his tests and worksheets, homework, etc. can be modified and he can get extra help or benifits to aid him throughout school. I wish you both the best of luck X. 

Name: Lynn | Date: Mar 16th, 2006 2:19 PM
Deb,
Have you noticed that he has had difficulty learning any of the following: telling time by hands on a clock, learning how to tie his shoes, remembering the days of the week in order or the months in a year, does he seem to make little or no progress when reading? If you answered yes to any of these, I would suggest lresearching "dyslexia." Dyslexia is a specific learning disability, but most schools do not test for it specifically. I wish you the best of luck in your search for answers. 

Name: someone who cares | Date: Mar 16th, 2006 11:05 PM
Learning disabled 

Name: someone who cares | Date: Mar 16th, 2006 11:10 PM
I mean learning disability. Your son can learn. It's getting the right teacher that is the hard part. Good luck ! 

Name: tammie | Date: Jul 17th, 2006 2:22 PM
if you find out let me know........my; 8 year old son is the same way and it drives me nuts.....he is to the point that when we do math or social studies where he has to remember things its a battle to get him to sit with me for a half hour to read it or try to do the math. He cries i can't do it i have a little brain which makes me feel horrible. no teacher or his doctor can help me out with it. So if you figure it out let me know.........thanks for letting me know its not just my son because i was starting to think it was... 

Name: tammie | Date: Jul 17th, 2006 2:23 PM
i also wanted to add that just recently he started to TICK........his eyes do funny things and he makes this weird noise that he can't seem to stop..........so i was thinking maybe it was tourettes 


Name: za5ofus | Date: Jul 17th, 2006 11:06 PM
I'd say your son has some sort of neurological disorder and maybe you could see a neurologist and see what is going on. It probably is a misfiring of the brian where he can't recall what is learned. 

Name: kidcrazy | Date: Jan 4th, 2007 12:19 AM
Possibly it is a coginitive processing disability which affects his short term memory and his ability to force material into his long term memory. My son was unable to process information like most other his age most of his life. The best way to describe it is like this: he is learning to read "boy". He sees the "B" and goes to long term memory to figure out the Sound it makes. This sound should be able to stay in short term memory while he looks up the sound for the "O". The problem is that it does not and he forgets easier (unable to process it into long term memory) and he takes longer than most to learn. I am not sure of the actual term for it but I will look it up in some testing reports that he had done when he was 5 and again when he was 16. I will try to get back to you soon. 

Name: josette | Date: Jan 12th, 2007 7:29 PM
To me it seems like your child is going through what I call anxiety from being around others.I was like that when I was young but,as soon as I was put in a room away from others I was fine and could do the work.I at 35 have learned in the years to over come it but,it takes alot of time.I would ask the teacher if he could be taught in another room or take his tests in another room and see what happens.Good Luck to you! 

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