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Our Middle School Years were complicated and challenging due to reasons other than hearing loss. He was constantly in some sort of trouble at school, many times for really odd behaviors. The school system was willing to test him but we did not feel that the psychologist there had the expertise to assess him. We took him to a private evaluation that cost us a fortune. He was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD-NOS) in April of 2008. He was 14 years old at the time. The diagnostician felt that he has Asperger's Disorder, a form of high functioning Autism, but was leary of diagnosing him due to his hearing loss, processing problems and learning differences. The PDD-NOS diagnosis was enough to convince the school system that his behavior issues we were dealing with may not be just "bad behavior" he was exhibiting. He was also diagnosed with Developmental Coordination Disorder which explained alot of his issues with fine motor skills.
Jake and I went to Cherokee, NC to the KAO Kampground and stayed in a cabin for a week. We had a nice time. He seemed to enjoy the trip and even caught a trout.
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