My youngest daugther is turning 6 in December. I homeschool her and her older sister and I just started Kinder with her about 3 months ago. She is making barely any progress at all. She has always been delayed. Didnt walk until 19 months. No full sentences until about 4 years old.
We went through many peds who never seemed concerned and always told us she was just delayed. They would never give us recommendations to specialists or anything. They've always just brushed it off.
Anyways, we are now noticing more delays. She only knows basic shapes (rectangle, circle, triangle) and only common colors (white, black, blue, red). She only knows how to count up to 5 and sometimes has trouble with that. She can't really name letters by sight and cant even spell her first name.
Her speech is fine but sometimes forgets simple words and leaves them out of sentences (some, like, can't, don't) and those are just a few examples. She'll completely skip over the word and look at you like what she said was normal.
She doesn't always follow basic instructions. It isn't a discipline issue. She looks like she is trying to understand but can't. ''pick up your teddy bear and bring him to your room' is an example. She stands there staring at me and kind of rocks withoout noticing it like her body is trying to figure out what direction to go. That doesn't happen all the time, but a few times a week and it seems to be getting more frequent. Her hearing is great so that isn't it.
I just don't know what to do anymore. Are we being paranoid? If not, what should we do and how to go about it?
Thanks! Any questions that you have I'll gladly answer.