Sensory Processing Disorder

by Jessica
(new york)

My son is 5 and just learned his colors. He still can not count to ten and can only recognize about 6 letters. Is this common of a child that has this disorder? It has taken me 3 days for him to grasp one letter.

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Oct 20, 2011
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My son too
by: Anonymous

My son also did not recognize his colors until he was about 5 1/2. He was late to recognize letters and numbers as well. He is now in fourth grade and I have found he is testing about two years behind everyone else. It is very concerning but I have learned to take one day at a time. I have now discovered he has severe ADD and I am not sure what our future holds. I would say to just advocate for additional testing and help.

Feb 05, 2011
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trouble w/letters.
by: Anonymous

My son is 6 and has SPD, he was a late talker. He has had a hard time with reading and even at the beginning of first grade couldn't remember some letters and counting was hard, but he's made great strides this year, actually starting to do easy reading and counting has really done well. Give it time, if you are worried, then get more help, ask teh teacher was he/she recommends. Don't be afraid to ask. It is normal for kids w/SPD to have difficulty with handwriting. He has had difficulty.

Jan 21, 2011
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by: Anonymous

He is in a full day pre-k program now and the teacher is talking about holding him back. I am having him evaluated. Once he started school he got the colors down and started writing his name(he would never even try to write with me). He just can't get the recognition of numbers and letters. Yet the other day I asked how many feet the cat had and he immediately said 4.

Jan 21, 2011
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Been there
by: Gila Mom

When my son was in Pre K and Kinder, I was worried about his development. He talked VERY late; no more than handful of words until almost 3. (It was from chronic ear infections and sinus). He showed NO interest in numbers, colors, letters etc. I was panicked. I could not get him to learn letters no how hard I tried. His Kinder teacher clashed w his personality adding to our problems. One day, I had a large box in the car. He looked at it, laughed as he pointed to one of the words on the box saying "Fra- Gee-lay Must be Italian" line from A Christmas Story. But he was pointing to "fragile" on the box.

Earlier that day, we were practicing letter recognition and he only "knew" letters in his name, which he also refused to write. He was NOT interested. A friend's child more than a year younger than my son knew all the states and capitals yet he didn't know B from G- so I thought. He is now 18; all honors classes but ADHD. Is he stubborn? Are there other academic concerns? Maybe another approach to learning letters for your son. He just may not care! As for colors, maybe same issue but be sure to have vision checked for color blindness! Give him time and cut yourself some slack as far a smaller issues until you KNOW there is a problem. Peace to you.

Jan 19, 2011
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Watch for learning disabilites
by: Anonymous

How are his fine motor skills and does he reverse any of his letters. My son was the same way and was diagnosed as dyslexic by 3rd grade.Way too late. Stay on top of it.

Jan 19, 2011
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Specialist
by: Anonymous

Consult your child's doctor, asks for a specialist for your child's problems. Only an expert on developmental disabilities can advise you appropriately.

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