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Early Literacy Intervention

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aimee Ealy Apr 30, 2014. 3 Replies

Hey guys.Our son is 6, in first grade, and is struggling with a lot of what I'm finding are common academic/cognitive issues with kids with DMD. He is bright and interested in learning, but he is…Continue

Newly Diagnosed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kara Dec 17, 2015. 16 Replies

Our son went into the hospital in February with a severe case of pneumonia. Saturday, he was running around like a normal kid, Sunday he started running a fever, and by Wednesday, when we took him to…Continue

 

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Kara replied to Chad Campbell's discussion Newly Diagnosed
"I wouldn't even worry about cleaning it up! I restarted my blog earlier this year. I really don't live blogging, but it does help keep people updated. And I figure at some point there will be another parent out there looking for anything…"
Dec 17, 2015
Chad Campbell replied to Chad Campbell's discussion Newly Diagnosed
"Hey Kara, the last two years have been a mess and we've been all over the place with it. I did start a blog for the first year or two, but I've been neglecting it for the last year. I'm trying to clean it up and pick that ball back…"
Dec 16, 2015
Jay Griffin replied to Chad Campbell's discussion Newly Diagnosed
"Hello all Just wanted to introduce myself.  I am a father whose son was recently diagnosed with DMD. As you all know, having a tough time dealing with the information.  Please keep us in your prayers. "
Dec 16, 2015
Kara replied to Chad Campbell's discussion Newly Diagnosed
"Hi, Chad. I saw your post and was curious what the last two years have held for you? Our son was just diagnosed - we are near Greensboro, and we go to the MDA clinic at Duke. Josiah also has the learning/processing delays. He was actually diagnosed…"
Jan 9, 2015
Aimee Ealy replied to Chad Campbell's discussion Early Literacy Intervention
"Request and insist on an IEP, then request an eval for learning disabilities.  In order to get anything done and the school to get compensation, you have to make everything offical.  This will be especially important by 3rd grade, or…"
Apr 30, 2014
Nana replied to Chad Campbell's discussion Early Literacy Intervention
"My son, now age 10, also struggled learning how to read.  In the early grades, we spent a lot of time on the Starfall.com site.  We also used the book Reading Pathways Simple exercises to Improve Reading Fluency by Dolores G. Hiskes.…"
Nov 8, 2012
Johnelle Bogert replied to Chad Campbell's discussion Early Literacy Intervention
"I was on this page for another reason, but saw your post and just couldn't not respond. I had similiar difficulties when my son was beginning school. He is almost 15 now. My suggestion is to get your son evaluated by a learning consultant and…"
Nov 7, 2012
Chad Campbell posted a discussion

Early Literacy Intervention

Hey guys.Our son is 6, in first grade, and is struggling with a lot of what I'm finding are common academic/cognitive issues with kids with DMD. He is bright and interested in learning, but he is struggling with developing literacy skills. A lot of the keywords I've seen here and elsewhere (phonological processing, verbal IQ) are very relevant to what we see as his specific issues, but the school is not very engaged in tailoring resources to meet his specific needs. We've had several meetings…See More
Nov 5, 2012
Keith Van Houten replied to Chad Campbell's discussion Newly Diagnosed
"Hi Wainaina.  I don't know any place specifically that has used power chairs, but a quick google search shows lots of places on the internet.  There's also lots of them on Ebay, and some sellers will ship internationally.…"
Apr 30, 2012
wainaina muiruri replied to Chad Campbell's discussion Newly Diagnosed
"How are you and your family ,Keith.I am working on the Pedi-Wrap and Nada chair issues.Thought may be i should also ask you for some bit of more info.Would you know of anyone or an organization that can sell us a used powerchair?Kamau,my 8 yrs old…"
Apr 30, 2012
wainaina muiruri replied to Chad Campbell's discussion Newly Diagnosed
"Hi Keith Thanks so much for the info.Let me get in touch with Nada and see about the cost and logistics of getting it to Nairobi.Lemme check around the net for the Pedi-Wrap .We don't have much info on DMD here and sometimes the docs get so…"
Apr 24, 2012
Keith Van Houten replied to Chad Campbell's discussion Newly Diagnosed
"Wainaina - bought it directly from the mfg at www.nadachair.com.  The knee immobilizers we actually got from MDA, but I've seen them from medical supply places on the internet.  The ones we have are marked with the brand Pedi-Wrap."
Apr 23, 2012
Chad Campbell replied to Chad Campbell's discussion Newly Diagnosed
"Too much social life did me in when I had my first go round at the university. It's good to hear from someone who has made it that far and doing so well, and my hat is off to anyone who had to go through this without the information that's…"
Apr 23, 2012
Cheri Gunvalson replied to Chad Campbell's discussion Newly Diagnosed
"Hi Chad, I was like you reading anything I could find and in 1999 there was not much out there.  I though you might like to hear that there are boys with DMD living a full life as young men.  Our son Jacob will be 21 this fall and is…"
Apr 23, 2012
wainaina muiruri replied to Chad Campbell's discussion Newly Diagnosed
"Hi Keith. Hope this mail gets you and your boy well.I came across the Nada chair in your post to Chad and i find it quite interesting especially as it wont keep the kid from reading his book or the telly.You can mail me the link of the shop you…"
Apr 23, 2012
Chad Campbell replied to Chad Campbell's discussion Newly Diagnosed
"I accepted the friend request. Any input is appreciated, so go ahead and start firing away. I'm keeping my hopes up about Charlotte's clinic. I've heard a few good things, and done some research on the doctors there. I got in touch…"
Apr 21, 2012

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About me:
Engineering school dropout, systems analyst, life-long student (or so it seems).
About my family:
Wife, two daughters (8 and 4), and a son (6)
Name(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
Talen
Age(s) of child(ren)/individual(s) with Duchenne:
4-6
City:
Matthews, NC

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At 1:35pm on April 20, 2012, Thomas Hoel said…
Hi Chad, welcome to PPMD. It is a great organization of dedicated caring families and professionals who have been very helpful to me and my family. Wishing you all the best.  Tom
 
 
 

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