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#1 seema


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Posted 07 October 2017 - 02:51 PM

Dd 14 was a very fluent reader at early age, her comprehension problems became evident last few yrs, we just had the 4th evaluation completed, as the previous 3 did not do indepth testing for reading disability.

She was given SLD-reading this time. 

GORT-5 oral reading index-composite score 92, CTOPP-2 she had very low scores in phonological awareness, particularly phoneme isolation. Her reading rate is above average, but due to her fast pace of reading, she drops accuracy. Her reading style impedes her comprehension.

He explained  her ability to say words with parts missing and construct words with multiple parts was low average.

A lot of her problems are due to going toooo fast, she is UNABLE to slow herself down. She tries to read aloud and that helps slow, but she hates reading aloud all the time, its an uphill battle.

I am not sure how to help her, where do I begin now??What curriculum do I need to start her with to improve all her reading deficits.She also has poor vocab, low average spelling, dysgraphia.



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Posted 07 October 2017 - 05:46 PM

Look into REWARDS from Sopris West. It is a multisyllabic word reading strategy program that reviews vowel sounds, vowel teams and breaking apart the words. The overt and covert strategies encourages the reader to look at the parts. It also has vocabulary and spelling built in.  The secondary program has comprehension questions and some I did orally..others I had my child write an essay type answer.


For dysgraphia..teach her to type and if her writing skills are weak..look in Diana Lansbury Kings Writing Skills series.


I also like Apples and Pears for spelling..that will also re-inforce multisyllabic word reading..looking at parts and not just whole. You can do a placement test.

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 06:07 PM

Also look into Language! from Sopris-West, it starts with mono-syllabic words, but each lesson is set up so people at different reading levels could use it in a classroom at the same time, with some easier reading parts and some harder. And it has a strong focus on comprehension. Your dd may be at Rewards level, or may need to backtrack to somewhere in the Language! progression.


Also look at ElizabethB's materials for possible of review of all basics of phonemes, spelling, etc.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 03:11 AM

I would work on phonemic awareness and nonsense words.  After working on phonemic awareness, work through my syllables program and then do nonsense words and the rest of Webster's Speller.  Spores-West Rewards is also good.


To understand phonemic awareness, watch my blending video, designed for beginning reader but also good info for a remedial student with phonemic awareness problems.



Phonemic awareness ideas:



I also like this website/app for showing how the sounds are made:




My syllables program:




To slow my students down and stop guessing I use nonsense words.  Also, for some I have them sound out every sound of every word before saying the word for a while if the nonsense words are not enough.  


How did she learn to read and is she currently in school or being homeschooled?

Edited by ElizabethB, 09 October 2017 - 03:25 AM.

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