any kid llke that?

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any kid llke that?

Postby KC » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:31 pm

Hi,
Just want to find out whether any one has experienced their kid having problems in transcribing/copying horribly. eg. writing wrong numbers in the maths question or copying wrongly the words for corrections? My boy has major problem, he can worked out the workings for maths sums correctly and then when going through next step, he can write the wrong number. THis is not 1 or 2x happening, it occur very often! I dont know whether he is not 100% focused or he is having problem with his bifocal glasses..

Anyone has this problem, pls share with me.

Thanks!

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Postby mummyjoyce » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:47 pm

How old is yr kid? My DD used to be like this when she was young (like 6-8 years old). Just have to keep reminding her and she is OK now.

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Postby KC » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:05 pm

He is in Pri 2...We have been reminding, scolding him too. But still the same...Initially, I was thinking it was lack of focused and short of attention span. At times, he is.

But now the tutor has been asking me whether he got any problem with his eyesight?? I am making another appt. for eye specialist to check his eyes as he is using Atropine eyedrop and bifocal glass (dunno whether this caused the problem).

It is so worrying as maths problem sum once the number is written wrongly, the whole thing is wrong even tho' he knows how to do it. That causes unnecessary marks gone. And its quite frequent lor.



mummyjoyce wrote:How old is yr kid? My DD used to be like this when she was young (like 6-8 years old). Just have to keep reminding her and she is OK now.

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Postby Nebbermind » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:59 pm

used to have this worker whom will see '123' but read out '321'. We suspected he has dyslexia :wink:

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Re: any kid llke that?

Postby Picolo » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:23 pm

KC wrote:Hi,
Just want to find out whether any one has experienced their kid having problems in transcribing/copying horribly. eg. writing wrong numbers in the maths question or copying wrongly the words for corrections? My boy has major problem, he can worked out the workings for maths sums correctly and then when going through next step, he can write the wrong number. THis is not 1 or 2x happening, it occur very often! I dont know whether he is not 100% focused or he is having problem with his bifocal glasses..

Anyone has this problem, pls share with me.

Thanks!


Yes, ds2 has this problem. He's P2 now and still having this problem all the time. I'm 100% sure this has nothing to do with his eyes. He's not wearing glasses and has almost perfect eye-sight ( about 50 deg).

In his daily homework, such mistakes are littered everywhere, esp. in English cloze passages where answers have to be copied from the choices of words given. He can write 'jofully' (joyfully), excit (excite) etc even when the words are given on the same page! The frustrating thing is this happens very frequently :stupid: During exams, we'd keep reminding him to be extremely careful and so far, he has been able to 'control' such a problem. His handwriting is atrocious (but he can write neatly during exams), and since young, he's not good in gross and fine motor skills.

:| I hope somebody can enlighten me on this too...

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Re: any kid llke that?

Postby atutor2001 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:56 pm

Picolo wrote:[
Yes, ds2 has this problem. He's P2 now and still having this problem all the time. I'm 100% sure this has nothing to do with his eyes. He's not wearing glasses and has almost perfect eye-sight ( about 50 deg).

In his daily homework, such mistakes are littered everywhere, esp. in English cloze passages where answers have to be copied from the choices of words given. He can write 'jofully' (joyfully), excit (excite) etc even when the words are given on the same page! The frustrating thing is this happens very frequently :stupid: During exams, we'd keep reminding him to be extremely careful and so far, he has been able to 'control' such a problem. His handwriting is atrocious (but he can write neatly during exams), and since young, he's not good in gross and fine motor skills.

:| I hope somebody can enlighten me on this too...


Did he attend any special enrichment programmes before Pr Sch?
Is he very good and hooked on computer game or those potable types?

I notice such kind of activities can change the development of a child.

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Postby Jade » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:45 pm

Yes, my ds1 also has this problem although it gets better as the years pass by. He is very careless in his work. Not meticulous at all. Copy answers from a list of helping words can also copy wrongly I.e with missing alphabets. Come to Maths his working was correct but when he copy to the answer box he copied wrongly. Sometimes I analysed that it could be due partly to his atrocious handwriting. He is sec 1 now and still hv traces of this problem especially when come to handling long algebra equationsonce in p3 he missed out an entire page for his sa1 paper. Luckily managed a decent pass. Is ur ds the "talkative" type? Mine is since v young. His brain very active n he has tendency to rush through things. Sometimes I feel perhaps our hectic lifestyle n chop chop pace of life could hv played a part in it. So now I try to slow things down for him so he learn enjoy process and the journey of an activity.

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Postby atutor2001 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:44 am

I happen to know a few ADHD and autistic kids. Though they have very limited attention span, they learn and understand new things much faster - if they are interested. Maybe what we see as short attention span could be because they do not need that normal amount time expected.

Their mind toggle from one subject to another and back again - just like multi-tasking. So we get frustrated because they don't seems to be listening but the truth is they are actually listening as they are able to do many things at the same time. As such flash cards are designed for such kids so as to capture their "interest" (their mode of learning) in order to teach them proper social behaviour and inter-relationship.

As time goes by, flash cards are also adopted to teach normal kids, to enrich their vocab, math, .... Then come computer games, which is quite similar to flash cards, fast action, just re-start if you don't like the score.

By nature young boys have shorter attention span than girls. By exposing them to such activities, we are in a way teaching them to become ADHD. Their mind flicker from one event to another while they are doing their work - which I think is why they copied wrongly. Sit beside them quietly while they are doing their work. Soon they will look up to ask you questions totally not related to the works they are doing - a betrayal that their minds are roaming about many different matters.

So far, my observation is that kids that went to Montessuri cope better with their work because they were taught time management there. So maybe we can change focus to teaching of patient, perseverance and neatness before our boys reach schooling age.

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Postby KC » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:21 pm

so, my boy is not only the funni one who has this kind of problem. Although sitting down by his side does help a little but once I left him do his homework by himself....its gonna be missing or wrongly words written etc.

I have to talk to the form teacher and he said my child is not ADHD as he has seen worse type. Just told me he is very active and cant sit still type.

Haiz.....SA2 coming...

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Postby Jade » Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:18 pm

All the best. From my own experience cos they r not really the real ADHD type, they actually can be careful n neat if they want to. Dun expect all the time but they will when come to exam environment except for the occasional hiccups . Like what atutor mentioned, these kids, their minds toggle too fast. Very fleeting. For my ds I found that restricting computer games helps.

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