Learning To Write
My son was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder last March at the age of 4. Since we received a diagnosis his progress has been remarkable. He has started Kindergarten this year and in addition takes an hour and a half of resource, has speech twice a week and OT once a week. He is doing well, getting along with other children and loving school. He knows his colors, he can count, and identify letters. The teachers are discovering that he can answer almost any question when provided with one on one attention.
The problem is that he can't write. His fine motor skills are very behind and he doesn't seem to be progressing much. He has trouble dressing himself, with hygiene and self care. His writing and coloring looks like something of a 2-3 year old instead of a 5 year old. He can't write his name but if you show him flash cards of letters he can pick out the correct letters to spell his name. I have a meeting scheduled this month with the school to have his OT increased to twice a week. Can you recommend anything that I can do or recommend to his teachers that will help him? If not I am afraid that we might be looking at him repeating kindergarten due to fine motor skills.