Chandrika - posted on 09/28/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have a 4&1/2 year old son who has some speech issues. He talks a lot, but cannot pronounce some sounds. I got him evaluated with the school district and he was found to have mild or significant delay in many areas. Now, I am very reluctant to believe that he has more problems than just speech... He seemed to behave in a very silly manner during the testing and refused to reply to many of the questions. He is like that sometimes even with me. Even if he knows something, he may reply wrongly. Like how we would if we encountered a trick question :-) He was having fun though and trying to make the evaluators laugh at his silly antics etc.
My son can spend hours making up stories in his imaginary world, But tries to avoid any activity which would need him to use his brains or hand skills(atleast at home)., like puzzles, or board games (counting), or building tracks, LEGO, coloring etc
He is going to the special Pre-K program, where the teacher tells me, that he is doing good. My worry is that I don't know what is the problem with my son... Who would give me a diagnosis if any exists ... Didnt get one from a Ped. Neurologist...(just said some vitamins and activities like swimming or soccer would help)
How can I get more detailed information about how he functions at school ? He won't tell me anything about school...Except that he seems happy to go every morning.
On the whole, I am worried that I am not doing enough to give him help because I don't know what kind of help he needs...