My younger daughter is having difficulty with sequencing. She has problems remembering events. To the outside observer, she sounds like a pathological liar. Even things she does all the time, she's having difficulties. Frequently, she gets lost and resorts to day dreaming and acting out in frustration.
Looking at a simple task of putting on her shoes. She's been getting her shoes on herself for almost 2 years, but she's still having difficulties. Here's what she has to do.
1. Go to room.
2. Find shoes.
3. Sit down with shoes.
4. Put on shoe 1.
5. Put on shoe 2.
Anywhere in that sequence she'll lose it. Sometimes she'll be in step 3-5 and end up daydreaming. Occasionally, she'll grab her shoes and keep looking for her shoes which ends in pure frustration and tears. She has a shoe cubby organizer, but she is still chronically disorganized.
If she can't remember the sequence for things like going to the bathroom, putting on her shoes, or events as she experienced, I don't know how to help her. Makes it excessively difficult to teach her anything.
Are there any tactics, games or reading material out there?
Took out some of the background information by accident.
My daughter is 3.75 almost 4 years old. She is very bright, has a great grasp of humor, very imaginative, and is usually my happy child. For some reason she's been moody. From what I can tell, the moodiness stems from frustrations on her inability to keep up with her older sister/classmates and getting stuck in these super mundane tasks.
She has not been diagnosed dyslexic because she can't get tested until she is 5+. She has a strong genetic link for dyslexia, me (her mother), her uncle (mother's brother), and her grandfather (mother's father). Before grandfather there was illiteracy. My daughter loves picture books, but can't look at text. Anything with writing causes her to look away. She's obsessed with her name but can only recognize the first letter. All the letters look the same to her unless I use a dyslexic friendly font.