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September 13th, 2011, 02:13 PM
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I am wondering how the rest of your toddlers do with this. Charlie doesn't do so well at all. I'm not talking about discipline-type stuff. We do okay there (well, mixed, but generally okay). I'm talking more about, like if I'm asking Charlie to pick up something that's on the floor and hand it to me, and I'm trying to describe the location of the thing, so I'll say something like "It's on the floor, over there by the couch, right next to the blue ball" or whatever. And even if I'm pointing straight at it, and describing the location in great detail, Charlie will just look around wildly like he has no idea what I'm saying at all. And he's not ignoring me on purpose, either, he's trying to find the thing, but he just can't understand me. It's weird, because his language is mostly pretty fantastic, but this happens frequently enough that I know he must have some kind of issue with receptive communication.

What about the rest of your LO's? How well do they do with following multi-step instructions? Has anyone else experienced what I'm describing?
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September 13th, 2011, 02:42 PM
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My daughter is 4 and she is like this sometimes.
It's just an age thing and they will get better over time.
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September 13th, 2011, 03:09 PM
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my 4 year old did the all the time until maybe 6 months ago......she still does it occasionally....but not like before....

Levi will do it occasionally....but not like Baylee did....she would seriously do it until I walked over and showed her where I was talking about.....it drove me nuts
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September 13th, 2011, 05:33 PM
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Molly, I think it is more a lack of understanding about placement/direction and it is developmental. Lola is the same way.
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September 13th, 2011, 06:10 PM
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Mason does the exact same thing. He will look all over the place even though I'm pointing right at it. I don't worry because my other kids did the same thing when they were his age.
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September 13th, 2011, 06:59 PM
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This is one area that Jackson is really good at. His comprehension is amazing. I could rattle off a whole list of things to do and he will do them all in the order I said them. My 5 year old is more like you described. I could ask him for something that is right beside him but he gives me a confused look like he has no idea what I'm asking for.
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September 13th, 2011, 07:18 PM
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Lucy has excellent vocab and comprehension - BUT she is exactly as you describe in that scenario.
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September 14th, 2011, 04:53 AM
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Most of the time he is okay, so when he does what you describe I am always confused... he is very alert and notices everything so when he draws a blank on simple instructions I am baffled :-)
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September 14th, 2011, 02:20 PM
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Molly, I think it is more a lack of understanding about placement/direction and it is developmental. Lola is the same way.
Absolutely! Every child I have cared for has had this issue, and it takes A LONG time for them to finally get it.

As for other directions, Joey is really good - as long as she wants to follow them.
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