Gentlemommy Posted July 15, 2012 Share Posted July 15, 2012 My dd, 7, (and in VT), has a hard time 'hearing' what vowels sounds a word has. So like, when she was writing yesterday, she asked me is the word 'am' was spelling IM. :001_huh: She has MAJOR spelling issues, partly because she hasn't been able to read until just recently. However, now I'm wondering if it's something more...she spelled the word 'draw' as JROLL.:001_huh: She often confuses the I and E sounds. Could this just be because she hasn't completed a phonics program yet? She is still working on The Reading Lesson. It's a not quite as comprehensive as other reading programs, but it's the one she was willing to do. I have been trying to work on the WRTR, but she has such a hard time remembering the phonograms and their sounds, we haven't actually moved on from the first part of learning those! I also have HTTS, which is also OT based, and looks easy enough to implement...however, again, the first section is memorizing the 3 sound lists and she is no where near being able to do that yet. Do I just continue on with WRTR, ETC, and AAS? Keep trying to have her memorize the phonograms? Any ideas on how to cement those for her??? Should I look into something else? Is this somewhat normal for a delayed reader, or evidence of something wrong? Some other info about her, in case it helps-I'm fairly certain she has ADD, not diagnosed, but she fits ALL of the symptoms. She is a right brained learner and I am NOT lol. I'm trying to read books on both of those things so as to learn better how to help her. She is VERY hesitant to write her own thing (like stories, journals, letters) because of the spelling part. I have been only doing copy work with her but just recently started to encourage creative writing, not as part of school, but in pen pal letters, stories, ect. She LOVES listening to us read aloud, and her comprehension is excellent. She can narrate very well. Even in her limited reading, her comprehension is great-she understands the punch line, can anticipate where the story is going, ect. If you've read this far -thank you- what would you suggest? Wait it out a little to see if she improves this year through VT and other curriculums? Or work with her awareness now? Thank you!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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