I need your guys' opinion on this: difficult child's teacher did an assessment and here are few things that strike me. It seems like evrytime a "barrier" is created, difficult child does not understand anymore: he has no understanding of letters, directional movement of reading, where to start reading, don't recognize patterns, don't create patterns, no understanding of graphs, don't recognize numbers, never watches TV or no interest in computer (little preschool games), never participate in music at school (which is singing songs). It looks like he just does not get it when you symbolize things. On the other hand he ALWAYS particiapte in science, art and physical education (all three are very hands on). He also can count to three and understand that 3 is more than 2 (etc) and will manipulate that idea with balls or block (basic concept of numbers) but God forbid you put on a piece of paper! He knows the front and back of a book (hands on again?). When you read him a story, I'm pretty sure he only understands it because of the pictures (I've asked him questions about the story and only talks about what was drawn, although he will remember the names of the caracters... but once again I usually point at them and say there names...). On the other hand is loves picture books, albums with no story. His therapist is pretty sure he has some processing issues cause A and B he doesn't get but then he will understand a very abstract concept of what a therapist's job is. Any of those things are familiar to you??