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I just came across this website and thought I would ask the experts. I am a speech pathologist and recently evaluated a 4 year old female. Mother and teacher expressed concern regarding the child's inability to name alphabet letters. They reported the child labels letters (examples below) as follows: W= child responds "starts with Will"; G= starts with Gabby; J= Jeremiah, S= Sophia. This child is also unable to rote count or identify numbers. Is this normal for a 4 year old who has been in daycare since birth and preschool this entire academic year? If not typical, does anyone know what her errors may indicate? Early dyslexia? Early Processing/Memory problems? Her naming ability was age appropriate given the Expressive One Word Picture Vocabulary Test. I'm not sure how this website works but my email is [email removed].
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dspecialk I think you and her family are correct to be concerned about this child. If she has had as much exposure to letters and numbers as you have said, then you might be seeing the beginning stages of a learning disability. The fact that her brother was just found to have a processing disorder could possibly support your suspicions. There is research ava...See More
May 27, 2015
Hat This child sounds very normal to me.
Jun 16, 2015

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