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  • in reply to: Teen admittedly quit trying at school #78315

    angewhi
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    He has tons of friends. Maybe the peer pressure was too much for him but that doesn’t explain why he couldn’t be successful in a smaller GED setting or eeven an online program at home. I just need a format that will work for him and help him grsduste. Thanks for your reply. Maybe he does just need some time and try again

  • in reply to: Teen admittedly quit trying at school #78187

    angewhi
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    I too am looking for an answer. My son is 17 quit high school and recently quit GED. Said he is not smart enough to obtain a high school diploma because he reads at a 6th grade level. My son has add inattentive, dyslexia and I suspect dysgraphia and anxiety. He cant take prescription meds, we tried those back in 6th grade and they do not agree with him. I too am looking for some way to help him obtain a high school diploma. He won’t sit through 5-6 hours a day of online school. Since he doesn’t believe in himself he’s convinced it won’t happen. He won’t go to therapy. If anyone has any suggestions, I am open. I keep getting asked “Is he motivated to do school” After 5 years of fighting with the school district to try and come up with solutions he is just done with school. The school tagged him as emotional on his IEP because they claim he does not test for learning disabilities. Which I find hard to believe. The school also said he refuses to work. However the dyslexia diagnosis we just found out after he had had quit high school.

  • in reply to: Teen admittedly quit trying at school #78573

    angewhi
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    I wish we had a hands-on school in our area. That would be best for him. Also it seems that their are not any dyslexic chapters in our area. We are in central Illinois, most information comes from the Chicago area which is not close to us. I did look on facebook, but didn’t find a lot of help, perhaps I should try it again.

    Thanks you for your post, I do appreciate it.

    Angie

  • in reply to: Teen admittedly quit trying at school #78567

    angewhi
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    Thanks so much for your post. I keep trying. Right now he is so adamant that “it’s” not going to happen (high school diploma). So I am constantly researching trying to find a program that might appeal to him. I believe GED is best simply because he is all about “time”. I have heard so many times “How long will it take, I don’t want to waste my time”. I have just heard the HiSET exam is now available in our area, which kiddos with learning disabilities seem to perform better on than the traditional GED test. Now I just need a motivation genius/expert to tell me how to reel him back to practice, review, practice test, and the actual test.

    I haven’t given up hope, I just don’t want it to be 10 years down the road when he realized he needs it. I rather him complete it now while some concepts are still in his brain and retaining new information will be easier (than 10 years down the road).

    Thanks Again,
    Angie

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