Originally Posted by moominmamma
In other words, it's not just a relative lag when compared to his other abilities, it's an absolute lag that would be of concern in any kid his age.
So I'm not saying that your dd doesn't have a significant asynchrony that is frustrating and keeps her from achieving at a higher level. But unless I'm misunderstanding the extent of her challenges, it doesn't sound like she has a learning disability. I would frame your dd's issues much like my own dd's: asynchrony, rather than a learning disability.
Many GT kiddos have areas of strengths/weaknesses- asynchrony is frustrating, but not a learning disability. You can have bright kiddos that do average in some subjects and excel in others.
GT kiddos w/ LDs perform in one or more area below what would be expected of same the average child of the same age. So scores often are below 85 Standard Scores in achievement testing (with average being 85-115 range) in a specific area (Written Expression, Reading Comprehension, etc) AND (will vary depending on your area and qualifying factors for LD) with at a 20-30 point spread from ability levels (cognitive) and/or failure to respond to RTI and still below grade level.
A slower than expected processing speed can be indicative of several things: some of them include- perfectionism, written language disability(as seen on other achievement testing), attentional concerns, fine-motor concerns, auditory processing disorders, or just a meticulous personality that takes time to do things.
Flipped letters, non-standard letter formation, and other writing concerns are developmentally OK at 6 and normal until age 7ish. Fine-motor/motor planning control is still developing, as is visual differentiation.
If it seems your daughter has a below expected writing process for a 6 year old, an occupational therapist evaluation may be beneficial. Otherwise, I would keep an eye on it. If the discrepancy seems to grow and/or if her frustration is leading to a negative loop. Then you should reevaluate.. If anything changes (and sometimes it can in leaps and bounds at that age), you can remediate as needed and/or reapproach the schools.