Friday, October 20, 2017

Learning Disorders and the Kindergarten

Learning Disorders and the Kindergarten Child

Some things observed in your child at the Kindergarten level may indicate a need to check out possible perceptual learning problems. Not all of the things that I talk about will be found in any one child nor does the presence of any one of these things, or a few of them, necessarily mean your child has perceptual difficulties. Many of these things will be found in normal children who have no perceptual loss. But any large number of these characteristics may signify some problem in the learning process, from slight to severe, and might require further help if there are learning disorders or learning disabilities.  To learn how to test your kindergarten child, contact us today at 828-435-0670, or you may live chat with us, just click on the orange button on your screen. 

1. Does your child have trouble in putting together simple puzzles of 10 – 15 pieces?

2. Does your kindergarten child have trouble drawing circles, squares and triangles?

3. Does he know what a circle is? A square? A triangle?

4. Does he ever confuse distinguishing large and small? Does he ever question size and shape of objects?

5. Does he ever have trouble with classifying things? Does he put farm animals with fruit? Does he see the likenesses and differences of things?

6. Does he ever have trouble with what is close and what is distant? Below him or above him? Before and after? Concepts like this.

7. Does he over-reach or under-reach for things and thereby miss them? For instance, does he continually spill milk?

8. Does your child feel his chair where he is going to sit before he sits down?

9. Does he continue to hold his hands in the wrong position to catch a ball?

10. Is e clumsy in the sense that he continually misses steps?

11. Does he have trouble walking through simple entry ways? Such as door ways, gates, etc.?

12. Does he continually bump into things because he misjudges the distance from them?

13. Does he seem to get lost in his room or in a building? In his classroom? In the backyard? In the neighborhood?

14. Is he continually forgetting where he is or where he is going?

15. Does he display inaccurate counting from 1- 10 in that he over-counts or under-counts for the number of things that are actually there?