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Author Topic: Tests/Reading comprehension  (Read 525 times)

guest582

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Tests/Reading comprehension
« on: July 19, 2018, 10:11:16 am »
My 16 year old son has struggled in school for quite a while now. He's adhd and takes meds for school.
Well he recently started the driver permit process and we noticed something. For the permit test here in our county it is a written test on paper, read the question and pick the answer. He studied like crazy and took the test, completely bombed it. Took it again, failed again. He took it again yesterday and failed it a third time, which the examiner flat out asked him what was wrong with him, why canít he pass the test. So I called another larger county where I knew they had the computers for the testing and got permission for him to take the test there. We went this morning and the examiner told him that he could skip the question if he didnít know the answer and I commented that we think he is struggling with reading and understanding the question. So the examiner told him to pick up the phone receiver and the questions and answers would be read to him. He took the test, passed without missing one question.
He's not dumb, he's actually quite smart, but he has failed more classes than he has passed in high school. I'm working on contacting the school to get his tests read to him. I'm also wondering if I can get his textbooks audio version.

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Re: Tests/Reading comprehension
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2018, 10:23:38 am »
Does he have an IEP or a 504? In order for any modifications to be made he will need one of those and an official diagnosis, sometimes beyond ADHD.

But to answer the question, all of those modifications can be made. He could also get highlighted books, it will highlight the important information removing all of the chitter chatter so he knows what needs to be focused on.


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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2018, 10:35:10 am »
Does he have an IEP or a 504? In order for any modifications to be made he will need one of those and an official diagnosis, sometimes beyond ADHD.

But to answer the question, all of those modifications can be made. He could also get highlighted books, it will highlight the important information removing all of the chitter chatter so he knows what needs to be focused on.


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He does not have an IEP or 504, I've tried in the past and they told me that since it's more of an effort issue than it is a disability issue they didn't see a point. (insert eyeroll here)


I hadn't thought about the highlighted books, I like that idea. Thanks!

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Re: Tests/Reading comprehension
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2018, 10:37:54 am »
Does he have an IEP or a 504? In order for any modifications to be made he will need one of those and an official diagnosis, sometimes beyond ADHD.

But to answer the question, all of those modifications can be made. He could also get highlighted books, it will highlight the important information removing all of the chitter chatter so he knows what needs to be focused on.


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He does not have an IEP or 504, I've tried in the past and they told me that since it's more of an effort issue than it is a disability issue they didn't see a point. (insert eyeroll here)


I hadn't thought about the highlighted books, I like that idea. Thanks!

Then you will need to work at getting a diagnosis.

You can request testing through the school. They might balk a bit, but it is your legal right to request one and they are required to do so.


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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2018, 02:27:00 pm »
If the school won't pay for testing, you can pay for it out of pocket.  Have you complained to the school board/superintendant about the school not testing?  If not, start complaining there.  Some school districts don't classify adhd as a disability to try and get around accommodating, I believe.  The old Cafe Mom site had a very active Special Needs forum that had lots of members who could have given you really good advice in navigating this. But just because your kid has adhd does not mean that he doesn't have any learning disabilities. 

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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2018, 03:37:37 pm »
Seriously??  They don't want to have too many "out-of-the-box" students.  My now 20 yo had questions read to him.  You may need to go to the superintendent for an IEP.  and you  may have to threaten to go to the media.

Does he have an IEP or a 504? In order for any modifications to be made he will need one of those and an official diagnosis, sometimes beyond ADHD.

But to answer the question, all of those modifications can be made. He could also get highlighted books, it will highlight the important information removing all of the chitter chatter so he knows what needs to be focused on.


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He does not have an IEP or 504, I've tried in the past and they told me that since it's more of an effort issue than it is a disability issue they didn't see a point. (insert eyeroll here)


I hadn't thought about the highlighted books, I like that idea. Thanks!

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Re: Tests/Reading comprehension
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2018, 05:49:02 pm »
Does he have an IEP or a 504? In order for any modifications to be made he will need one of those and an official diagnosis, sometimes beyond ADHD.

But to answer the question, all of those modifications can be made. He could also get highlighted books, it will highlight the important information removing all of the chitter chatter so he knows what needs to be focused on.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


He does not have an IEP or 504, I've tried in the past and they told me that since it's more of an effort issue than it is a disability issue they didn't see a point. (insert eyeroll here)


I hadn't thought about the highlighted books, I like that idea. Thanks!




Does your state have OHI forms?

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Re: Tests/Reading comprehension
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2018, 05:51:55 pm »
Tell them you want to call an ARD (thats what its called where I live). They have to give you one. You want to discuss all the options for your son and if they fail to comply you will be getting the proper representative for your sons rights.

 

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