Xuzi Posted August 9, 2012 Share Posted August 9, 2012 DD turns 8 in a couple of weeks. Last night I went into her room to turn out the light at bed time, and she was reading a book of fairy tales. I asked her to tell me about the story she just read, and she opened up the book, and pointed to the illustrations that went with the story to tell me about it (it was the Emperor's New Clothes). Everything she "knew" about the story was from the pictures. I asked her if she'd read the words, and she said yes, and yet she couldn't tell me a single thing about what she'd read. I've been noticing this lately with DD. She'll read only parts of books, or "read" a book but spend a lot of time looking at the pictures. She *can* read the words, but her comprehension of what she reads seems to be sorely lacking. I feel awful, like I've dropped the ball with her. I'm wondering if she's got an LD that I just had failed to notice until now. She has an aunt (DH's sister) with an LD who has to read things several times before she can understand them. I'm wondering if DD might have the same. Should I consider having her evaluated by our local PS? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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