allymom Posted March 18, 2012 Share Posted March 18, 2012 Hi, I've been reading on these boards for a few weeks and haven't found the answer to this question, so thought I'd post for once. ;D My girls are both reading delayed (7 and almost 9), but are making great progress with a current program we're using. The problem is that they were not making progress with traditional phonics based programs, so I finally switched to something mostly whole words based, which is helping them to actually start reading finally. I'm considering, now that they're starting to making progress with reading, doing some intensive phonics instruction over the summer. My older dd is dyslexic and has auditory processing problems, my 7 yr. old may or may not have dylexia, she seems more "normal" to me than my older daughter, she's just not focused (ADHD is very likely) and has little desire to learn to read. So, I want to continue with our current program, also do more phonics instruction with a better phonics program than I've previously used. I've seen great reviews of LOE and WRTR here, and just based on cost and track records, I'm considering WRTR. But I have no idea how to choose which level to start with. My girls would technically be 2nd and 4th this summer, and my 7 yr. old might be able to do the 2nd grade level, but I would think my older dd would be maybe at a 3rd grade level, or maybe just 2nd too (although she reads much better than my 7 y/o.) Is there a placement test? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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