| ||Ask HN: Educating a child who is severely behind|
53 points by jwdunne on May 28, 2013 | hide | past | favorite | 48 comments |
|I am in a relationship with a lady who has a 3 year old son. I've grown to love him like he's my own child.|
It's clear that he's behind in terms of development due to lack of attention in the first two years of his life, for reasons I don't completely blame his mother but reasons I don't feel are appropriate to disclose.
I'm currently focusing on helping his speech and potty training as a priority, with helping in other areas and being a general father figure. I believe my efforts have paid off because I've been told his rate of development has been remarkable since I became involved.
I was just wondering if anybody who has a child or has studied this area has any extra ideas for my to try? Are there any techniques or methods I can employ to help his development along further?
I'm asking here because this is hacker news and its going to take a seriously effective and elegant hack to get this kid where he needs to be a d further. I can't stand to see a clearly intelligent child locked behind a wall of impeded speech and behaviours typical to a 1 year old.
I eventually want to to teach him the wonders of computers and how to tell them what to do. It will be very hard if we can't communicate effectively.
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