Melaz4 Posted October 5, 2012 Share Posted October 5, 2012 My eight year old is in the public school system, she's a third grader. Towards the end of last year we had her evaluated for a learning disability. I believe she is dyslexic but, as many of you probably know, the school system does not diagnose this. She was however, diagnosed as having a phonological awareness disorder. She is also behind on her reading fluency but at the end of last year was in a grade appropriate reading level. My main concern was her difficulty in remember her spelling words. She does fine on her tests but can not remember them in everyday writing. She is in outside the school speech as well as school speech for her phonological awareness as well as "r" and "ing" sounds. Lately I've been considering getting her an auditory processing evaluation. I'm concerned about how she says certain words. Like cupboard is cuvord, bathing suit is babing suit etc. There's many more examples, I just can't think of them now. I guess first of all I'm confused on the difference between phonological awareness disorder and auditory processing disorder. Maybe her mispronunciations are just phonological awareness related? I want to make sure she is getting the right help. I'm grateful that she was diagnosed without a fight last year but I don't want her to fall more behind. Opinions? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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