Request a rewiew of her educational abilities, not by a psychologist by by a reading specialist or diagnostic educator at your school. YOU recognize a problem. Write down the above info, think of other clues in everday life.
I KNEW my 5 year old had comprehension problems: couldn't get dressed without being told one item of clotheing to be put on at a time; shutting of the TV and looking directly into his face to get attenion, spacey look as if ddep in thought with wheels racing. LOVED to look at books and could read a few words.
Husband poo-pooed my concerns.
While helping out in kindergarten,noticied he always had back to classmates/teacher. Was a quiet well mannered kid who'd get lost in shuffle as not noisy. Kindergarten teacher had him tested by diagnostic education teacher and we filled out screening questionaire. DX was ADD focus disorder. Behavior mod, set homework routine and medication noticable change in one week.
Discussion with my grandmother, helped her realize her youngest brother ALSO had this problem but never diagnosed.
Now 13 yo, he functions well with recent testing reading 98% percentile overall testing 90 percentile. He's very smart, not organized without minimal amount of Ritalin due to "short circuit" in processing info---"thoughts all jumpled without my med, don't know which one to do" he states.
There are many types learning problems.
Screening Tool @ http://www.ncld.org/info/common_signs.cfm
Does the child have trouble with:
- Learning new vocabulary
- Speaking in full sentences
- Understanding the rules of conversation
- Retelling stories
- Remembering newly learned information
- Playing with peers
- Moving from one activity to another
- Expressing thoughts orally or in writing
- Holding a pencil
- Computing math problems at his or her grade level
- Following directions
- Remembering routines
- Learning new skills
- Understanding what he or she reads
- Succeeding in one or more subject areas
- Drawing or copying shapes
- Understanding what information presented in class is important
- Modulating voice (may speak to loudly or in a monotone)
- Keeping notebook neat and assignments organized
- Remembering and sticking to deadlines
- Understanding how to play age-appropriate board games
Check out LD on Line---found much helpful info here:
Good luck. Best wishes for your daughter.