laundrycrisis Posted July 3, 2012 Share Posted July 3, 2012 I did not put this in the special needs area because I am hoping to have more people see it.. Our 9 yo has some pretty severe struggles with dysgraphia. I do not mean just the physical act of handwriting, but the entire process of written expression in general. Since finishing VT for visual processing issues, he has caught up in reading; he is a decent speller; he does fine with grammar exercises; he is doing well with the narrations in WWE2 (he started WWE late due to visual processing difficulties and does WWE2 at a double pace); he is getting better at editing sentences in Daily Language Review; and he was doing very well generating single sentences to go with a picture in the RFP Aesop workbooks until he finished all of them. This year, in addition to continuing WWE and Daily Language Review, he will start editing paragraphs with Daily Paragraph Editing, and I ordered the Little Red Writing books by Nancy Day for him from Rainbow. My number one goal for this year is to get him writing - to get words coming from his mind and going onto paper or a screen, beyond filling in the answers on worksheets. If he could make great strides in writing this year, he would be pretty much caught up to grade level work. But he has a lot of progress to make for that to happen. All the fundamentals seem to be in place - the only thing missing is actual written output. I am wondering if anyone else has the experience of a kid who came late to writing, but then suddenly started to write ? He has never been able to write more than two sentences at a time. But last month, out of the blue, he wrote a short story about ninjas that was two pages front and back, completely filled on every line ! It seems that he is just primed for a huge writing breakthrough. Is this how it goes with some kids ? Thank you for any experiences anyone can share. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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