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Help!! My 1st grader has writing trouble. His reading and math are beyond grade level but usually cannot done writing task on time at school.
After he entered first grade, journal writing is a everyday routine. His teacher talked to me few times that he always stuck on some ideas and didn't know how to write them down. He took so much time on thinking that he usually couldn't finish writing. Sometimes he was the only kid in class couldn't finish his work. Otherwise he was doing very great on academic at school. He got perfect on almost every test. At home, my son also took a lot of time on sentences writing parts of the homework. Every time he said he is thinking, he wasn't looked like he is doing his work. Sometimes he was playing pencil, sometimes he was walking around, sometimes he just stared at somewhere else, sometimes he talked to family about everything except his homework. Every week my dh or me tried to help him with homework, we were so frustrated. He had no problem on spelling or sentence structure or grammar, only didn't know what to write. He told me writing facts that he learned was the easiest for him, writing a make up story was harder, writing about his own experience always took a lot of thinking (I thought that was the easiest one). I don't know how can I help him or should I ask for help from professional specialist. I am worry about after he enters 2nd grade, the situation will get worse.