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Red Flags:  5 to 6 Years

  • Can not brush teeth efficiently 
  • Has greater academic potential than he/she may be exhibiting in the classroom (6 years) 
  • Poor comprehension skills 
  • Difficulty remembering names and overuses words like “it, thing” 
  • Difficulty paying attention or listening in class 
  • Difficulty sequencing a 4-8 event story 
  • Difficulty sounding out words or knowing sounds based on letter 
  • Difficulty asking for help and repetition when needed 
  • Difficulty following multi-step directions and/or remembering information
  • Difficulty expressing himself in an organized way 
  • Difficulty staying organized (messy desk, forgets books/lunch, gets homework done but never makes it to the teacher) 
  • Poor vocabulary and/or difficulty recalling meanings of new words learned 
  • Inconsistent in retaining learned material (seems to understand one day, next doesn’t remember) 
  • Poor memory skills (difficulty learning numbers, colors, shapes, alphabet) 
  • Continuing to stutter past the age of 5 or earlier if frustration, difficulty with peers, facial grimacing or blocks occur
  • Experiences a dramatic loss of skills he/she once had

 

This list is to be used as a resource only. If you have any concerns based on this list, please contact your child’s pediatrician. An evaluation of their development may need to be done.