Written by Kay Pittelkow Saturday, 28 June 2008 13:12
MY SECOND son was diagnosed in 1988 as gifted with learning disabilities. Two educational psychologists told me that he had a very poor short-term auditory memory ("nothing to worry about!") and poor sequencing in both auditory and visual activities. There was also mention of a problem with the corpus callosum. (The band of neurones that form the link between the left and right hemispheres of the brain). All reports commented upon how easily he was distracted by events outside the room.To read more, you need to be logged in with an appropriate subscription: Click here to subscribe.
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