RainbowSprinkles Posted March 16, 2012 Share Posted March 16, 2012 I'm on my phone so please forgive mistakes. :) This is about my DS who is 7. He will be 8 this August. I definitely have a feeling that something is "off" and he would benefit of having some kind of help. I'm just not sure where to start. He's a pretty spacey kid, a dreamer you could say. He has trouble hearing things that are said. (He also produces much more earwax than others so that might contribute to this problem). He talks very quietly most of the time, so quiet that I really have to concentrate hard on hearing what he says. He can't sit still when doing school work, he will stand up, sit back down, then pull his knees up to his chest and so on during a 15 minute reading lesson. He doesn't sit still when he watches tv either. He rubs his eyes alot during lessons and has some eye-blinking going on. He likes to design things like cars and houses by drawing and he loves to build with legos. Here are his school-related issues: -reversals of b and d, q and p (I know a lot of kids do and eventually grow out of this, but my son is almost 8 and I'm getting somewhat concerned) -when he reads he will sometimes make up letters that aren't in the word. -he has trouble memorizing the alphabet and time (like the days, months) But he does well memorizing poetry -he can't rhyme well -he mixes up numbers when writing them down; for example he wants to write 15 and writes 51 instead. Or when he writes 20, he will write 02. Some of the time he will also write numbers right to left. -learning left and right was hard for him, but he mostly has this down. So, the first thing I did was take him to get his eyes examined. The doc recommended reading glasses. I did mention the eye rubbing and the doc notice the blinking (without me telling him). Other than that his vision is in normal range both near and far. I brought up vision therapy and he did give me someone's number, but sounded like that's not something my son needs. I am making an appointment for him on Monday with his regular doc. I definitely would like to have my son checked out, but I don't know what to ask for. Does anyone have any thoughts or advice for me? ETA: he also has some self-confidence issues; for example says he can't read when asked although he can. He reads between a 1st and 2nd grade level. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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