Hello, my name is Esmeralda.
I would like some advice, if possible, from the fine members of this forum on things I can do for my son.
I'm not sure if it's possible to get a two and a half year old assessed, or if I could, where I would take him for that.
A quick overview:
He is not yet three and can read, and write, and count in a number of different languages.
He knows the English, greek, spanish, and russian alphabets and is learning the japanese "alphabet". He's also fascinated by farsi and arabic but has not learned them... yet.
I have proof that I'm not making this up. I've been videorecording him on a regular basis.
Reading a book:
I believe he's using some kind of memory tools, because he seems to have an extraordinary capacity for recall.
I am not equipped to deal with this. I can be a loving mother, but I cannot teach him another language, because I simply don't know any other languages. I try to learn all I can for him, but he outstrips me faster than I can even explain.
I'd like to be able to provide him with some other resources and I'm just not sure where to turn. Once he's old enough for school I can maybe get him into a gifted program, but for now, I'm not sure what to do. I'd love to have him- as I said before- assessed- but I don't know how to go about this. Does anyone here have experience with a child who requires tutoring or help *before* they're school age? The caveat here is that I'm fairly low income, so I can't send him to a swanky montessori school or anything.