Research has proven that early intervention is the best means of helping a child succeed in school. Take the time to carefully observe your child and talk to his doctor or teacher if you notice anything concerning. Although every child’s development is unique, there are several general indicators that a child may struggle with learning. Ask yourself these questions:
- Does he know the days of the week, shapes, colors, numbers, and letters?
- Can he tell the difference between left and right? Before and after? Yesterday and tomorrow? First and last?
- Is his speech late to develop? Does he have difficulty with rhyming words and correctly pronouncing words?
- Can he follow simple sets of directions?
- Are his fine motor skills adequate? Can he button, cut, catch a ball, and zip?
- Can he perform gross motor activities such as jumping, skipping, running, and kicking a ball? Does he fall down a lot?
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