I've homeschooled for 19 years. Graduated 5. Different personalities, strengths, weaknesses, curricula needs.
My youngest is in 5th grade and she's behind grade level. She was slow to nurse (not until 3 months and until we tried e v e r y t h i n g, pumped and bottle fed until she could at 3 months), slow to walk, slow to talk. She has been slow to read (she reads but I'd say on a 3rd grade level), still prefers an improper pencil grip, has no so great handwriting. She's been slow at math -- we just switched to MUS and she's on Gamma. She's doing much better with going back to nail things down conceptually and using MUS's manipulative approach.
I've not had her tested because all along, I thought if we schooled diligently and kept at it, she would catch up. She's my first to academically struggle and I've had to learn how to adjust curriculum and teaching.
Our teacher evaluator last year described her as a late bloomer. As a mom, not an expert, I'd say that's spot on. She hits the milestones, just late.
So I've honestly not thought there are LDs, but more that she developmentally just gets many of these things later. ALSO, she's the baby of the family and likes it. Until very recently, I had to continually ask her not to baby talk.
Here's where I'd love input:
1) Should I have her evaluated?
2) What does that look like? Where do I start?
3) Does any of this ring a bell for you? Have any of you walked a path like this?
4) What have you used curriculum or teaching wise that has helped?