No one knows your child like you do. If something seems amiss, trust your instincts and observations. You may then want to read up on developmental milestones to ensure that your child has acquired age appropriate skills and reached the milestones at the right time.
The following are some difficulties or red flags that you may want to look out, and consider to bring your child for an evaluation.
Formal School Years
What should a parent do?
Speak with your child’s teacher, and get the school’s allied educator or learning support on board. You may also want to arrange for a comprehensive evaluation of your child’s difficulties. Before you can solve your child’s challenges, you will need to know what you are dealing with. An evaluation will allow for the provision of support once your child’s challenges are identified and understood, areas of strengths and weakness are identified, and with our recommendations, you will then be able to decide upon the best course of action to help your child. Accommodations can then be put in place to help your child learn and develop.
Written by Ms Sharon Lam