I am a pre-school teacher and in my school I have a four and a half year old girl who has problems. Her fine and large motor skills needs attention. She is not very agile in the outside area, and she's afraid to use the swings and fears to run faster and somersault. She tends to play on her own, and often gets upset about little things and lands up crying and sometimes literally 'howling'.
Indoors she finds it difficult to keep busy. Most of the time, she's working with the same activities. Her drawings have no form, but just scribbles and coloring's, and she cannot draw herself or something of a human form. Most of the time she needs help in the toilet, and she finds it difficult to put her socks and shoes on. Her speech also is not very clear, and we also wonder sometimes if she understands what is being discussed at circle time. She doesn't show much confidence.
I've tried to talk to her parents about these problems, but they refuse to believe she has a problem.
How can I help this child?