CrunchyGirl Posted November 6, 2012 Share Posted November 6, 2012 (edited) I'm so confused and at a loss what to do. DS started reading on his own at 3.5 y. He just turned 5 and currently reads at at least a 3rd grade level (we haven't "tested" him in a while). His reading comp isn't quite as high though. He can spell most simple words alone and with some time and effort can spell more complicated words by breaking them down. We are fairly certain he has a photographic memory and simply sees the words in his head and reads off the letters. He recently taught himself to write (manuscript). His letters are remarkably neat and tidy. I'm shocked--anyone can read his handwriting. He's incredibly good at math but I think I've got that handled with multiple programs. We are fairly certain he is on the spectrum but he's very high functioning. Any suggestions for LA curriculum or some sort of plan of attack? I'm worried about finding a balance between gently challenging him but not progressing too quickly and ending up with something we can't be effective at. He learned to read without phonics but has a scary intuitive understanding of phonics, decoding, etc. I was hoping to use phonics to teach spelling. I would prefer to launch into cursive ASAP as it could be beneficial for balancing his brain functions. Secular curriculum is greatly preferred. I have limited energy for editing right now. Would something like LOE be okay and just go at his pace? Should I use piecemeal curriculum instead (AAS, something for grammar, something for writing, etc.)? Anyone BTDT with a similar child? Edited November 6, 2012 by CrunchyGirl Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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