The report that I mentioned in my last blog post didn’t take that long to find! Over the years I have had to supply copies of reports related to my children’s testing to neuropsychologists, educators and others and so I have been meticulous about keeping and filing all paperwork. And, as we moved house last summer, I had already eliminated a lot of junk.
At preschool, my daughter received occupational therapy screening and speech/language screening when she was three years old, and again at four years old. Interestingly, even at that young age her strengths and weaknesses were becoming apparent. Although, it is easy to say this with hindsight. For example, the occupational therapy screening highlighted that my daughter demonstrated particular strengths in construction skills. And these skills have continued to be an area of strength throughout her educational testing. In terms of weakness, the speech/language screening highlighted articulation difficulties with speech sound errors, leaving off word endings i.e. plurals, and omitting some words. Speech and language difficulties fit right in with a diagnosis of dyslexia and these difficulties became more apparent as my daughter got older.
On the report, the speech/language pathologist recommended monitoring and rescreening for speech and language development. I don’t think I followed up with that! In fact, I know I didn’t. I didn’t really take a lot of notice because I thought any speech errors would correct themselves. After all, my daughter was only three years old!