While the medication may certainly help with the ADHD (and you can begin to find this out this summer) and make it easier for your son to focus on what he needs to learn, the medication won't take away what appears to be an underlying language processing deficit. While I haven't seen his WISC profile or the rest of the testing, the wide gap between his verbal and performance scores puts him at significant risk for continuing difficulty. He may need to be placed in a specialized program for students with language-based learning disabilities, at least until his skills develop to a higher level. Otherwise, it's as if the water keeps getting deeper and deeper and he's not being taught how to swim.
Retention for First Grader with LD?
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