So I just got a call from Niko's K teacher and she said that she spoke with the nurse and his hearing test did show some problems. I believe the exact word was inconsistent. They sent a note home explaining it in his backpack. I will be picking him up at the bus stop in about 15 min so I'll have time to look at it. His ped's office closes at 4:30 though, so if I don't get back in time I'll have to wait until tomorrow to schedule an appointment. But that definitely could be at the root of some of his problems.
Now that I'm taking more time to think about everything she said/process it, some of the other stuff is coming back. She mentioned that he writes exceptionally large, ie he commonly will write numbers particularly about half the page high (fine motor skills again?) and that he speaks very loudly most of the time. The volume is definitely something that could be related to his hearing, because if he can't hear himself, he may think others can't too and so speaks loudly to compensate. They've been working on shoe tying the past month or so too, and while most of the other kids have grasped it, he can't get past the first x. The bunny ears/loops are almost impossible for him and we've been working on that at home as well.