I have a kiddo who seemed like she was making great progress reading around age 4. It was led by her, and we did as much or little as she wanted. Around the time she turned 5, she didn't want to do it anymore, and I didn't push too hard, but I did continue to cover phonograms with her 5-10 minutes a day. When she was 5.5, I started Spalding with her, and we've been doing that for over a year now. She is currently 6, almost 7, and I feel like she reads now about as well as she did a year ago, despite daily spelling and reading and phonogram practice. Lots of guessing, lots of rushing, lots of just making up her own sentence based on a picture or what she expects will happen. After two years of learning phonograms, she still struggles to remember which one is which when I tell her the sounds one makes, and she has absolutely no idea which one to use in most new words.
I know she's young, and I don't want to seem like I'm making a mountain out of a mole-hill, but the kid loves books and audiobooks and yet actual reading seems like torture for her (and me...) And she's really smart - just obviously really smart. I posted on another thread and folks suggested I consider dyslexia. I took the dynaread dyslexia screening with her, and it gave us the following results *when compared with other struggling 6 year old readers*: 38 %ile in working memory, for common English words she had 71 %ile in accuracy and 77 %ile in fluency, for nonsense words she had 40 %ile accuracy and 60 %ile fluency.
It walked me through a little bit of what this means, but I still think I don't really understand what it means. Since the percentiles are among other struggling readers, and 6 year olds (while she's closer to 7 than 6), I feel like it seems she might really have a problem, but I'm not really sure how to put the numbers together in a way that my brain can understand what they mean or what to do. But another part of me says maybe it's just normal for a 6 year old? Some can read and some just can't at this age? Maybe I should've been pushier and done more than 10-15 minutes of spelling + 10-15 minutes of reading with her each day and it just reflects badly on me? Maybe she just needs more time and will take off reading in another year?
I'm sad that she dislikes reading more each week. We just took an 8 week break for travelling over Christmas, and coming back to it was just as bad as before. I'd really hoped that a break would help.
ETA I also just had her do the lexercise dyslexia screening, and on the z-screener score it said she reads simple syllables with less than 5% accuracy, but on the San Diego quick Assessment it said she was on target for words (real words, but simple ones) that a K'er should be reading. It's like she's memorized bunches of common words but can't sound out zac.
Edited by 4kookiekids, 26 January 2018 - 09:29 AM.