Date: 07-03-12 11:14
I am mum to a 10 yo HG assessed child and a 6 yo probably HG or EG son not assessed yet. Both boys exhibited similar tendencies. Early readers (self taught), need little sleep, fascination with puzzles. 10 yo had a number of behavioural problems.
My question is this. I also have an 8yo daughter. Who was slow to read. Is very shy. Will not speak up in the classroom. Struggled to learn to read (when I say struggle it is probably more like was average) . But now seems to be coming out of her shell at 8.
We are about to get our 6yo assessed. My question is. Should we also get our 8yo daughter assessed? She has not exhibited the same signs the boys did- but they were extreme. And I wonder if we are glossing over her abilities because she is not the same as her brothers. I would hate to go on with the boys and have her being left behind bc I did not recognise her talents! ???
Any thoughts would be really appreciated.