It's been a long time coming huh?;)
Well, we took Ava in March for Kindergarten screening(she will be 5 on June 25th) and got the results today....
Verbal processing percentile rank 16
Perceptual processing percentile rank 25
Auditory processing percentile rank 1(not sure this is accurate...REALLY..1?)
"high" percentile rank score is 76 or higher
"average" percentile rank score is 25-75
"low" percentile rank score is 24 or lower
Hmmmmm. This almost made me laugh, because back in Sept. she "aced" the preschool screening and tested as an "average" 4 year old AMERICAN kid would, but I KNEW that couldn't be right!!! Therefore, she did NOT qualify for any "therapies" with the local school district....
In addition, the letter from the school included activities to help in these areas...which if she COULD do them in the first place, she would have scored HIGHER..DUH! Frustrated.
I've been working with her on letters and numbers this year and she CAN memorize some facts, but it takes A LONG TIME to retain it...if she retains at all. She's working on copying simple shapes(writing), but it's VERY hard for her... She knows her colors and the names of the shapes(mostly).
More importantly, she has real trouble carrying on conversations that are NOT about food, clothes, toys, etc... She can't understand "why" or "how" questions...I get blank stares and then she just makes something up to answer me. sigh.
I will be calling the school on Monday, and she will definitely be going to Kindergarten at our local public school, and hopefully get some kind of help. I knew all along that I could not teach her effectively at home..that there was something else going on with her, which we need to find out...This just affirmed what I was thinking/feeling even though others kept saying give it time. And this has definitely NOT helped our attachment issues...:(
This has been a VERY frustrating time for me and for her, and we would appreciate your prayers as we try to figure out what her educational/cognitive needs actually are.
Oh, and I'm open to ANY and ALL suggestions you may have:).