so she just started pre-k, according to her age she should be ready for kindergarten next year. however she had her first homework tonight and it was awful for her. the task was extremely simple. the numbers 1-5 were written in huge letters on the paper, and then, there were circles drawn out of order and they had to count the circles and write the number next to it, and it only went up to 5.
she drew her 3 horizontally instead of vertically. i showed her the paper she did at school today where she wrote 1-5 and wrote the 3 vertically only backwards. but she insisted that she could NOT do it even though she did today. she was in tears automatically, frustrated because she couldn't do it. finally we came up with a way that she could do it, but then she also drew her 2 and her 5 backwards.
when she writes her name, some of the letters are horizontal instead of vertical, and they are sometimes all out of place. her name is Savannah, and she'll write like SAVNNAHA in different spots on the paper. i am working with her and exercising as much patience as i possibly can because i dont want her to give up. She can spell her name, it's just writing it that's the problem.
she's the one that was a shaken baby, so i am extremely concerned that this is a sign that she will struggle with writing because of her brain injury. it might be something to do with her hand/eye coordination.
i dont really know what kind of doctor i should see about this, if any yet. maybe i should wait til the year progresses a little and see what her teacher says. her pediatrician referred her to a neurologist a few months ago but then we had this big insurance thing and it took months to fix. now we're back on insurance so i guess my first step is to go back to the neuro and get her EEG done, or go back to the ped. and tell him about this new issue?
fucking ex husband... i swear i could strangle him.
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:54 PM on Aug. 27, 2013
Answer by fiatpax at 6:56 PM on Aug. 27, 2013
Answer by 3libras at 6:57 PM on Aug. 27, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 7:05 PM on Aug. 27, 2013
Answer by Rosehawk at 7:10 PM on Aug. 27, 2013
Answer by fiatpax at 7:18 PM on Aug. 27, 2013
There is no way to tell if she has dyslexia yet because of her age. Honestly, she does sound like a typically 4 year old. If you are concerned I would definitely take her to a neuro doctor since she has a brain injury to be on the safe side. As far as homework goes, I am not sure why she even has homework for pre-k. The rule of thumb is 10 minutes per grade level. So, Kindergarten would have 5-10 minutes, 1st would have 10 minutes, 2nd would have 20 minutes and so on. If it is taking for than 5 minutes I would do breaks in between.
Answer by JeremysMom at 7:19 PM on Aug. 27, 2013