FLmom Posted February 1, 2014 Report Share Posted February 1, 2014 I'd like to hear what other's experiences with math has been since math difficulty is supposed to be a symptom of PANDAS. My son(13) has always somewhat struggled, but when he was younger I was more concerned about his reading than his math. He seemed to progress along okay in math, with speed being slow. And he could never remember how to convert mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa. But we plugged along. We homeschooled then. Last time he started a part time school, but we stayed on our math curriculum since he wasn't up to the level they were working at (7th grade Saxon in 6th grade). Last year also is when his major exacerbation hit. I didn't really notice math being affected, but our ability to work together was a problem, so second semester I got him a tutor to teach him math. She wasn't that great, but got me through the rest of the year sane. This year I've noticed a huge decline in his ability to do math. When I asked him about it, he told me that he is struggling with even adding and subtracting, and that he just can't think clearly. I had switched him to a computer based program, but when I looked at his work, he wasn't getting concepts he has been doing for years. A few weeks ago I started pulling pages off the internet so I can give him a whole page of practice of a single concept. It took him about a week to finish one page. So I gave him a page of just adding and subtracting--still took him several days of math time to complete this with lots of errors. When I had him come fix his work, he still got them wrong. When I drew his attention to a specific problem where he had to do 5-3, he came up with every number but 2, and he gave me numbers higher than 5. After about 45 sec. or so, he finally said 2. Aye yie yie. I have no idea how to help him. Is this what Pandas is doing to him? He has been on Augmentin since Thanksgiving, and I just took him off this week following our Rothman apt. The augmentin didn't seem to help much, and he is starting a research study for OCD there, so he can't start something else yet. I'm wondering if anyone else saw this type of decline, and what helped? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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