Happy Birthday to Abe!!! He is now 20 years old!! And I consider it a major accomplishment that this ADHD, Asperger's, NVLD, emotionally disturbed at times kid is in college and doing well.
Well, except in his remedial writing class.
Abe reports that currently he has an A and 2 B's in his other classes. But in writing....
Writing has ALWAYS been a problem for him.
Throughout the semester, I've been asking him how his classes are going, and whether he's been availing himself of the resources that he needs- especially for writing. And supposedly, all was okay. But then he told me otherwise.
And he won't let me help him. And he wouldn't take himself to the writing center.
Last week, I had an old friend over for dinner. I had forgotten that she was a special ed. teacher in a college- actually working with much more severely handicapped kids. So after dinner, she sat down with Abe for a little bit of time and gave him some pointers on how to get his ideas out. And then, the following night, he told another friend of ours about this and she gave him some encouragement to go utilize the writing center- or failing that, ask me to get him a private writing tutor.
So we'll see how it goes now.
I don't want him to have this as a failure to his confidence. And once he can get through these mandatory writing classes, he won't have to deal with this again in his chosen area of computers.