HELP Carebear+3 Due June 16; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 508 posts
25th May '12

Hi all. I am unsure how to word this. I was at a parent teacher conference for my three year old, and I've decided to have my son evaluated by specialists. He is very intellegent and learns very well (they don't see anything wrong with learning). However, he has hand-eye coordination issues:
tripping over his feet
catching a ball
coloring in lines
you have to repeat what you say and talk directly to him

Everything else is fine and he's overall healthy.

I'm going for eye and ear checks to see if that's the issue, if not, I'm worred about a muscular or nuerological issue.

Moms, with experience, PLEASE give me ideas as to what could be the problem. I'm pregnant right now and I'm scared because he's the love of my life. I would love him whether or not something was "wrong" with him, I just don't want anything life threatening to happen. PLEASE help.

Laura love Jon Due July 2 (girl); Pennsylvania 11 posts
30th Jun '12

My sisters boy is 4, and he has trouble do some of these things too. She got him checked and the Dr said nothing was wrong, he was a normal little boy. Did his school say you should get him checked? Cause if not Hun I wouldn't worry! You don't need to be over-stressing!!

myr-a-myr 3 kids; Quebec 2280 posts
3rd Jul '12

Well he is three so still very young could just be that he is a little slower in that aspect yet strong at learning :).

If you see clear issues though your best bet would be to have him evaluated by an occupational therapist for the fine and gross motricity skills.

Also if you feel he has a receptive speech problem I would have him evaluated by a speech therapist.

It's great you are having his ears and eyes checked too. That way those can be checked off the list when you book your appointments if there is no problem detected with his hearing or vision.