Wow, my blogging is becoming more sporadic than ever. I need to get back into it. Ok, this is the next part of Logan’s story. Here we go.
At our visit to the doctor, he recommended we first have a psycometry done for Logan. I had never heard of one and had no idea what it was or what to expect. We were able to get an appointment for the next afternoon, and Logan and I headed off to the other end of town.
As it turns out, it was basically a mental skils exam, done verbally. First the doctor got details from me about Logan, beginning with his birth and covering most of what I talked about in this post. Then she spent over an hour asking Logan questions, mainly having to do with memory and recall, storytelling and so on. He did well considering the appointment was during his nap time and he was tired.
Once he was done, we waited to talk with the head doctor of the center and he fell asleep on my lap. I can’t remember the last time that happened. It felt funny cause he is so big. I even had to carry him into the office and he slept through my meeting with the doctor. She told me that I shouldn’t worry to much about the ADHD because it is possible for him to outgrow it.
After a week we got the results of the test. While his physical age is 4 years, 8 months, the test put his mental age at 5 years, 4 months! Wow! He has no problems there. It also showed that, while he did have developmental delays with his gross motor skills, he has caught up. The main thing we have to focus on now is his behavioral development and getting him to calm down and not be so hyper. This the doctors hope to accomplish through physiotherapy.
Tomorrow we have a meeting with yet another doctor, one who specializes in ADHD. From there we will take the next steps.
And some good news: we found a new school for Logan. Yes! This particular school combines Early Learning methods with Montessori methods, making for a rather unique-to-India educational approach. But we feel Logan will do well there because he won’t be required to sit at a table for long hours. The director was personable and made me feel like she was genuinely interested in helping Logan make progress. She was impressed that he is already reading, and, since they are already working on cursive, she has offered to give him some one-on-one help so he can catch up to his class. The class is small, only 5 students, and Logan makes 6, but that means more personal attention. He starts monday.
So that is your update for now. There will be more soon when we know what the next step is.