Week 3 of 5 for Jacksons cogmed! He has another busy week of testing cogmed and ark:) he is doing great and staying positive...some days are easier then others. It is amazing to watch him grow change and become more confident through all this!
I got a call from Jacksons cogmed specialist and she has been reviewing the work Jacksons has been doin at home with me on the computer. She said he is doing great and making progress! I am So happy for him he works so hard and has a lot to do! Thank you everyone for all your support:) Megan Wetter and Jackson Wetter
Week 2 of cogmed ark and testing! Wish us luck:) Thank you, Megan Wetter and Jackson Wetter
Jackson is done with his first week! He has worked hard, the last couple days have been challenging but he is Ajusting:) next week more testing, cogmed, and ark! Wish him luck. Thanks
Two days of testing down! And jack did really well..there are some concerns but he is over all doing well! I will keep everyone posted:)
Jackson did so good with his first day of cogmed! He is amazing to me. He worked so hard and didn't give up once for the full hour. He also did great at ark today:) I love hearing and seeing great things about him.. He has testing starting at 7:40am tomorrow until 10 or 11 and then for a hour on wed. Long road ahead but nothing we won't do:) thanks everyone for ur support!
Thank you VeeAnn! Another ark lesson for Jackson:)
Jackson had a great ark lesson yesterday! I am so proud of him:). He has overcome a lot of things, he has a lot more to do don't get me wrong. But I am determined to make sure he has everything he needs to become the amazing person I know he and will continue to be! Thanks Megan Wetter and Jackson Wetter
Jackson goes to ark today!!!! They were able to get him in a week early:). So excited for his progress to really start showing!
Update! Had a meeting yesterday morning with about 6 staff members of the local public school to see what accommodations might be available to jack. The next 4 weeks Jackson will be doing a lot of testing to see if he is eligible for the programs. Jackson is also doing really well adjusting too the 1/2 days. He will be starting his ark program thursday of next week it will be 1 hr 2 times a week at 12:30. And his cogmed will be with me at home at 2:00 everyday. So please continue think or to support in anyway thank you:)
Been given sad news today...one of Jackson specialists is no longer in that office! I am so sad, she was great and we were looking forward to continuing with her:(
So at Jacksons meeting today it was decided that he would end his day at school after his life classroom about 12:05. That way I can do the cogmed and see all the other specialist with out overloading him:) at least for the next 5 weeks. It is going to take years to get Jackson where he needs to be. Any and all donations are appericated. Thank you:)
Thank so much for ur donation:) This means so much to us that u and others are willing to help, share their stories, or even just the daily thought or prayer! Thanks again, Megan and Jackson
I am going to have to discuss big changes for Jackson with his teachers on wenesdays?!? Please be thinking about us:) I will post a update after the conference!
November 1st we almost have the wholeonth of ark paid another $ 370.oo thank u!
Thank you everyone who has contacted me since I have put this site up for Jackson or supported in any way.
Thanks Kirk for ur donation:)
Thank u Matt and Alicia:)
Thank u Shannon for ur donation:)
PLEASE support my Jackson...read his updates, share his website, any and everything helps! Thank you Megan Wetter and Jackson Wetter
I had a conference with Jackson's teacher's yesterday. There overall concern with Jack is his ability, or lack there of to work independently. With what I have learned from the specialist about him between being dyslexic, having a extremely low working memory, and lower percentages in his integration processing area of his brain. Not to mention still waiting on the ADD referral, These are all things that are going to make Jackson need the extra help in a classroom setting.
Jackson really needs to be back at the Ark where is it is twice a week for one hour one on one with his educational specialist that he has been seeing all summer. Cost is $80 an hour $160 a week, he also has a appt. On Friday for cogmed which $900 for the first 5 weeks. For 5 weeks I do one hour a day, at the same time, 5 days a week on the computer and do his training with him. Then His results will be sent to his neurotherapist to review his progress. After the first 5 weeks we will be taking on whatever her recommendations maybe, which then she becomes a hourly rate of $160-$175 per hour.
All the expenses are considered educational not medical so unfortunately none of it is covered by insurance. Thank you for your continual support as we continue to fight for Jack to overcome all his disabilities. Megan Wetter and Jackson Wetter.
At Jackson's appointment on Thursday morning I got some good and not so great news. Jackson's center part of his brain is were is auditory processing challenges are. His left and right side of his brain are great (actually above average :) He going to have a hard time taking on more then one instruction at a time, mutli tasking ect. So the audiologist has helped just confirm the same things Jackson's teachers and educational therapist had suspicioned might be a problem.
Today I spent a couple hours posting little signs around the house for him. They are visually fun to look at of the daily routine from morning to after school and evening. And of course there is a reward chart for the end of the week if he does well with his schedule and chores:) Jackson did great at both appointments.
Jackson has two more appointments one at the public school for the IQ test which could take sometime. The other appointment is for the 3rd ADD assessment, I just have to wait for the referral to go to the specialist and then wait for approval. I will continue to update you as we continue to learn more and more from his appointments.
Megan Wetter And Jackson Wetter
Jackson has another speech therapy appointment tomorrow. The appointment is in Bellevue...this time it is to check for any auditory processing problems. I will post another update on how it went.
My dad and I ended up having to go to Kirkland for the appt. Today...but at least we left with good news Jackson has no hearing loss! In their words, "perfect" it was a long appt. But Jackson did really well:) his next appt. Is on the 24th they will be doing a lot more intense testing which will prove if there is a auditory processing problem.
Nice to have some good news it has been awhile. I will put up another update after his next appt. On October 24th. Thank you for any and all support!
Jackson has a speech therapy appointment tomorrow in bell./Redmond area. It is over a hour long to test for any auditory issues. Wish us luck:) I will post an update of how it went asap.
When Jackson got home from school he sang me his bible verse from school. It was so cute! He could only remember bits and pieces. But I think singing makes it easier to remember then just reciting it. Learning new things about his little brain everyday:)
Today is Jacksons 9th Birthday:)
Jackson today read two books at beginner first grade level. He struggled with words like where, here and on , no. He kept a slow steady pace and he didnt get as frustrated:)
Jackson has been coping with his dysabilty pretty well considering how hard and emotional this has been for him. It helps to now be able to give his struggle a name. He is such an amazing kid and he has taught me so much, he just has a very different and complex little brain.
Jackson and I are lucky to have had the instructors at the facility where he goes for his one on one and my parents knowledge and support. My dad has been by my side for almost every meeting, my mom and dad have done nothing but help me and my son in anyway possible.
My sons working memory is at 1st percentile...this is how sever his case is and why he has to have cogmed. It is $900 for 5 weeks $160 to $175 per hr hour after that. Cogmed will retrain his brain so he can retain information. Because a lot of the information that he is being taught at school is almost in one ear and out the other so school is so hard and tiring for him.
I will be Jacksons cogmed instructor, I have bought the computer ( cogmed is online ) and hooked up the internet. Jackson and I have to sit down at the computer the same time 5 days a week 1 hr per session. We have met with the cogmed instructor once and Jackson really enjoyed the first half of the training then he said, "his brain was really tired.". The instructor then told me that as he does the training on a consistent basis his brain will get less and less tired. He will only be able to work harder and longer, and his Brian will get stronger too!
Thank u everyone for any and all support I will keep u updated with consistent post!
Megan and Jackson Wetter
My son Jackson was diagnosed with Dyslexia in May/June of this year. School has never been easy for my son and he is only 9. He has been in a very intense program called the Ark all summer up until this past month when the facility was no longer able to give me anymore scholarships for him.
Since then he has no longer been able to continue at his school because of limited resources. I went to four different schools until I finally found a school that was able to handle how serious his case is. After One week of him being at this new school, which has a special room for him, I was informed that it was more serious then what even i had been told. I now have to take him for his 2nd ADD Evaluation, he is seeing a speech therapist, he needs to continue one-on-one training with his Ark instructor, he needs to start Cogmed, and he is needing to be given an IQ test.
Some of this I can take him to the public schools for but over all cost is on me. These instructors are $80-$175 an hour long term plus start up fees, his schooling is $1,260.00 per month. I have already taken on a lot of cost and and no longer am able to keep up with it all.
If my son does not get the services he needs, he will continue to fight an up hill battle toward reading and writing. With out the Cogmed Jackson can't retain certain information, without the one-on-one Ark he wont recieve the attention needed for him to catch up. He is in the 3rd grade and is now at a beginners 1st grade reading level.
I am a mom who wants the best for her child, and is learning how to help my son deal with his disability in a positive way on a daily basis. Everyday is a struggle and a challenge but everyday that he makes some type of progress it reminds me of the strength, courage and determination that lies deep with in him. He is such an amazing boy who is so sweet, He works so hard and has had some type of after schooling since the 1st grade. I know that my son will overcome this and become a succesful man someday. Thank you for taking the time to read the, "shortened" version of my son's story. Thank you again for any and all Donations made.
From the bottom of our Hearts,
Megan and Jackson Wetter