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They recommended the following resources:
Photomyne (it's an app)
Once you've digitized your photos, you can upload them with apps such as Shutterfly and Google photos and make your own albums.
The article recommended updating your digital archives every 10 years as technology evolves.
Educate yourselves so you and your kids can stay healthy.
This is a super scary disease with lasting effects. Hospitalizations, when they are necessary, are months'-long.
My concern is that he's experiencing a genetic disorder. When I would see clients with widespread, debilitating intellectual, language, processing, executive functioning, social as well as adaptive benefits (not making the progress expected for age in terms of self-care, etc.) my first thought was a genetic condition is in play.
All of the clients I referred for genetic testing ended up with a diagnosis of a genetic disorder, but usually not one with which parents might have been familiar such as Down or Fragile X Syndrome.
Yes, there's nothing that can be done about a genetic disorder in terms of prevention, but the expectations and treatment recommendations will need to reflect that the child is likely to need extensive amounts of time to make marginal/noticeable progress.
This child, in particular, needs a comprehensive assessment with a psychologist who has experience with academic and developmental issues. He would benefit from an occupational therapy assessment and likely, treatment.
I referred Mom to these three resources:
Special Education Assessments
Challenging a district for special education services
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc.
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