Sharing “I CAN!” attitudes: Jordan
Can & Will Succeed!
I thought I would share our joy in beating the odds. My son has a severe learning disability, ADHD combined type, and has seizure activity that fires 6-12 seconds in length throughout the day. Needless to say, school has been a real heartache. “Mom, there’s only 49 days of school left. That means I’m going to have lots of homework that comes home now….and I’m actually excited” he says with a smile.
Jordan carries several diagnoses and for nearly all of his schooling, he hasn’t been able to comprehend phonics; reading; math; writing or even speech near “age level”. Ironically, I just had his IEP meeting with school. He is climbing charts and excited about learning.
He now has confidence to succeed and is showing major growth. This truly is “A day The Lord has made”! I’d like to show those neurologists he CAN and WILL exceed their predicted 6th grade highest, potential, academic level. I am so proud of this little fighter today!
~ Alicia Carlson (Proud Mom)
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Jordan exhibiting an “I CAN” attitude Photo courtesy Facebook Friends
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This post originally appeared on our May/June 2015 Magazine