My son is entering middle school in Sept. He has difficulty with memory, retrieval, processing, and Reading, especially decoding. His March 2008 pysch evaluation shows his working memory index at 74 (WIIS IV), processing speed 80, Verbal Comprehension 93, and Perceptual Reason 108. He is socially very very strong and loves school. He is in a resource room for math and English with excellent teachers.
Academically, he has done "ok" in music (but does no homework in it.) Meanwhile, reading is very frustrating. SITUATION: Since his middle school requires him to choose and commit to a 3 year language and a 3 year music program, I am wondering what to do. Can he pass the language, (and later the NY Regents for the language?) given his disability?
Will he suffer 3 years of violin? (He's had 2 years in elementary and never practices, but is technically adept with the physicality of the instrument as he is very strong and tries hard to please.)
THE QUESTIONS: Would he do well with American Sign Language as a language alternative? I understand that there is a lot of spelling involved (he's poor at this) and later on ASL can get very complex? Should he commit to violin for 3 full years??