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Is first grade too early to request an LD evaluation? My child is completely inept at reading and spelling. He writes letters backwards and struggles with some three letter words. He also has a speech issue that is currently being addressed.

Most school systems will not evaluate a child until the end of third grade. However, if you are concerned, and especially if there is a family history of LD, you should push for an assessment. If the school will not do it, have a psycho-educational evaluation completed privately.

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