Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Emerging Literacy Survey

Have you ever been concerned about your preschoolers learning abilities?

According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, learning disabilities are often hard to pinpoint in young children. Most children have some difficulties with learning and behavior from time to time. If your child is having a clear or persistent pattern of problems with one or more of these behaviors during the early school years, and the problem persists over time, you should consider seeking further advice:

Learning the alphabet
Rhyming words
Connecting sounds and letters
Copying letters and numbers
Learning new vocabulary
Retelling stories
Counting
Remembering newly learned information
Paying attention
Playing with peers
Moving from one activity to another
Following directions and routines

I had some concerns for my son so together we recently sat and took the 20 question online screening available on the National Center for Learning Disabilities website. Although my son is still having loads of trouble with learning his letters, we were pleasantly surprised to find out that he did possess a lot of other early reading skills!!!

The site also has some great resources and a few free online games so give it a try.

1 comment:

lara said...

My son couldn't even complete that test that's why we are waiting another year to start kindergarten. Thanks for the resources.