We just had a parent teacher conference for my 6 year old. She commented on how she is not sure if he should be held back or not. He is having a hard time learning his letters and thier sounds. He is also having a hard time with his pencil grip. After researching pros and cons of retainment. I reasearched LD's. He has always been behind with most everything except walking. He is still in speech and just learned how to ride a tricycle last year. He also has a great interest in "how things work". Even when he was a baby he would just stare at his hand with a look of "how does it work".