I am unsure if the "issues" we are having with my son are evaluation worthy, or just some ordinary kid stuff.
We thought everything was great, really, until he started kindergarten. He is a bright kid and loved to be read to. At 3 1/2 we were reading him the Little House series. He loved non-fiction. He went through a train phase, then dinosaurs, then rockets. For around a year he was totally into rockets and spoke of little else. He knew a ton about each of these subjects, and our family was amazed at his knowledge. But, once he started school, kindergarten, issues emerged.
started OT -coordination issues.
his handwriting is awful and his drawings look a year or two behind his age
prefered to talk to his teacher rather than the other kids
at recess he just walks around by himself making up stories in his head
we tried him in team sports and the poor boy just looked lost and miserable
all through kindergarten, he would get his shoes on the wrong feet/shirts on backwards
didn't noticed when he accidently put on a younger siblings pants that were several inches too short for him
he is doing poorly in school, but I still think he is bright
his younger siblings are much better at puzzles than him
when watching a movie gets to excited that he is jumping on the couch without even really realizing it
seems to actually prefer to stand to eat
his teachers complain of attention issues
He attends a private school and is in 1st gr. now. His teachers haven't mentioned having him evaluated, but as his younger siblings get older, I am realizing that they just picked up all on their own which feet to put their shoes on, where he really had to be shown and work on it, etc.
He is an amazingly sweet, wonderful kid. I don't want to not get him help if he needs it and I don't want to constantly worry about him if he is fine and just a little quirky. Just want what is best for him.