Monday, June 26, 2006

A step further for Joash

“Joash is a pleasant boy who despite the serious nature of his difficulties with spelling and reading was willing to attempt all tasks asked of him.He will, however, face increasing uncertainties as studies become more complex – that is as vocabulary becomes more subject specific and expansive…."

“Joash urgently needs some formalized, structured, cumulative teaching to give him reasons why words are read and spelt as they are. This will take away the guess work tactics he now employs to attempt spellings and decoding words”.
an international teacher in India

Specific Learning Disability of Joash

The final Report:from a professional center at Madras (Tested on March 3, 2006)

“All his developmental milestones were reported as normal. He is the eldest of the three siblings and has a warm relationship with them. He lives in a. nuclear type of a family.He is highly interested in playing with electronic equipments and understands their functions very well”.

“Joash is a pleasant thirteen-year-old boy who had no inhibitions in expressing his ideas. He followed the instructions well. During the test session he rested his chin on the table and worked through. The posture often needed to be corrected to help him apply to the task.

Cognitive Ability- -Standard score -- Age Equivalent

1. Memory for Sentences 92 -- 9.6 years

2. Visual matching 62 --8.3 years

3. Analysis Synthesis 121 -- 31 years

7. Concept Formation

Fluid Reasoning -- 101 --13.10 years

COCLUSION:The test profile shows, Joash's strength lies in fluid intelligence. He faces difficulty in the areas of reading, comprehension, writing and solving math problems. There is an overall discrepancy of three to six years, which makes it difficult for him to cope with his academic performance. He would need a full time or an intensive remedial help to enable him to take up his board exams in a few years time. His potential as seen from the cognitive battery does show his ability to acquire and master any content material. However, if he is supported with intervention to improve his comprehension, and writing, he should be able to complete his higher education”.

Update:

Joash joined a Learning Center in Madras. We as a family relocated from Hyderabad to Madras with very short and quick plans. Two of his sisters were put in a new school in Madras. We had to make a lot of arrangements to make this total shift. He will be following the National Open School Syllabus for his continued studies. He is indeed a genious though we struggle a lot to manage his education and time. The living here is a great challenge and is very expensive. We had taken a step of faith and moved. Will you pray with us?

People Profiles: For the time being, we had to wind up the ministry of preparing profiles of unreached people groups. We are waiting for the opportunity to start again in some way. We appreciate your prayer with us joining with us so that we can continue involve in the ministry of preparing mobilising tools about the still unreached people groups of the country.

Previous Posts about Joash: www.joashschool.blogspot.com

Kindly contact us in case you are interested in more information.

Yours in the Lord’s work,

Philipose & Jessy Phone: 91-9444067375

Emails: philijy@gmail.com or philjes@gmail.com

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