mycalling Posted July 11, 2008 Share Posted July 11, 2008 My 10 1/2yo dsd has learning disabilities but we haven't had her tested. I am 99% sure she is dyslexic and wondering about ADD since she usually takes 5 hours to do 2 hours worth of work. Anyway, her handwriting, spelling, and grammar is that of a beginning 1st grader. Her math knowledge is full of gaps and is 2 years behind. She uses words incorrectly and pronounces multisyllabic words incorrectly. Common sense eludes her (such as asking me how long it takes to grow a 150yo tree and then asking if she could do that in her lifetime or asking to attend the high school on her favorite TV show). So, these are the subjects I'm planning: -Math 4x (identifying and filling gaps first, using Math on the Level) -Phonics/Spelling 4x with activities daily (SWR) -Copy Work 2x -Dictation 1x -Replacing words with a thesaurus 1x (should I do a whole vocabulary curriculum instead?) -A story writing program (I'm thinking of replacing this with basic writing assignments I make up or a remedial curriculum, though I don't know what would be best for her - dropping Writing and doing extra copy work?) -Logic 4x (Building Thinking Skills 1) -Science and History will be explored as a family without added work demanded Is this too much or not enough? I want to bring her up to speed as much as possible and focus on helping with life skills like logical thinking and word knowledge (phonics/spelling/reading for comprehension/vocabulary), but I don't want to overwhelm her. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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