If your child is experiencing several of these symptoms, you may want speak to your pediatrician.
- Learning to speak (delayed compared to his peers).
- Learning the alphabet, numbers and days of the week.
- Naming people and objects.
- Speaking precisely and using a varied, age-appropriate vocabulary.
- Staying on topic.
- Getting or staying interested in stories and books.
- Understanding the relationship between speaker and listener.
- Pronouncing word correctly (Example: says “mazagine” instead of “magazine”).
- Learning and correctly using new vocabulary words.
- Distinguishing words from other words that sound similar.
- Rhyming words.
- Understanding instructions/directions.
- Repeating what has just been said.
- Naming letters.
- Recognizing letters, matching letters to sounds and blending sounds when speaking.
- Learning to read as expected for his/her age.
- Associating letters with sounds, understanding the difference between sounds in words.
- Accurately blending letter sounds within words.
- Recognizing and remembering sight words.
- Remembering printed words.
- Distinguishing between letters and words that look similar.
- Learning and remembering new vocabulary words.
- Keeping ones place—and not skipping over words—while reading.
- Showing confidence and interest in reading.
- Learning to copy and write at an age-appropriate level.
- Writing letters, numbers and symbols in the correct order.
- Spelling words correctly and consistently most of the time.
- Proofreading and correcting written work.
- Making and keeping friends.
- Interpreting people’s non-verbal cues, “body language” and tone of voice.
- Is motivated and self-confident about learning.
- Sense of direction/spatial concepts (such as left and right).
- Performing consistently on tasks from day to day.