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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:41 am 
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Has anyone any advise? DD2 due to sit test for Grammar in Dec. Since 2008 she has had problems with her eyes. She started experiencing double vision when reading.We had several hosp appointments etc and after eye exercises and a temporary prism on her reading glasses all seemed resolved. In July she had a routine optician appointment and he was not happy with the way her right eye was tracking and prescribed a permanent prism lens in her glasses. DD2 then reported that reading was even easier now- phew we thought.
Unfortunately now we are back at tutoring she now tells me she can't "see" the NVR symbols or the subtle differences in them in her glasses- aparently the prism makes wavy lines straight! Have cantacted Senco at her current school but they are not supportive of the Grammar so not bothered. Have also spoken to admissions at the Grammar but they were not sure how they could help either. Arrgh!! Think it may be a case of 2 different pairs of glasses for the two different tests.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:19 am 
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paula wrote:
Have cantacted Senco at her current school but they are not supportive of the Grammar so not bothered. Have also spoken to admissions at the Grammar but they were not sure how they could help either. Arrgh!! Think it may be a case of 2 different pairs of glasses for the two different tests.


Just some thoughts - can your DD show her true NVR potential with alternative glasses, if so that is the solution. Can she happily switch between glasses without a period of adjustment. Might be an argument to take separate tests on different days.

Don't speak to people, email, get it in writing, just in case.

Getting adjustments seems to be a catch 22 situation, fair enough if it stops abuse, you have to ask for adjustment and then demonstrate that the existing school provide it with supporting expert medical documentation. Unlikely as the primary school probably don't major on NVR.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:51 pm 
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Do they enlarge worksheets for her at school? Does she have advisory teacher for the visually impaired? If yes, then apply for enlarged test papers, my DD still couldn't physically see all the patterns, so she knew that she would need to guess some and hope she did ok on the rest :? Does she use a magnifier, even if you cannot get accommodations for the test, use one at home to help her learn without losing confidence


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