On 4/28/15, K teacher wrote:
> First, the child is only FOUR years old. That said,
> has she been exposed to the letters and the
> proper name for each? Just because she has
> been in daycare or even preschool, doesn't mean
> that anyone has taught them to her. I have many
> children who have come into kindergarten and
> when shown a letter answer with a noun that
> begins with that letter. if she was taught that S
> starts Sophia's name, or the picture book has a
> star for S then that is what she is going to say.
> Along those same lines, has anyone counted with
> her - counted steps to the car, stuffed animals etc.
> If she hasn't had a lot of practice counting, she
> isn't going to be able to count. Rote counting is
> just memorizing, counting is something else (which
> is what she should be doing).
> My suggestion is to have the adults in her life
> spend some time working with her on these things
> and then see what happens. They don't learn this
> by osmosis but need many, many repetitions
> before they "get" it.
> On 4/28/15, AFK, SLP wrote:
>> I just came across this website and thought I
> would ask the
>> experts. I am a speech pathologist and recently
>> a 4 year old female. Mother and teacher
> expressed concern
>> regarding the child's inability to name alphabet
>> They reported the child labels letters (examples
> below) as
>> follows: W= child responds "starts with Will"; G=
>> 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
>> since birth and preschool this entire academic
> year? If
>> not typical, does anyone know what her errors
>> indicate? Early dyslexia? Early
>> 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
>> if you have further questions or comments.