Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Finally, a homeschooling post!
I have mentioned that my youngest son has some trouble with spelling. He's extremely smart and creative and just like a lot of smart, creative boys, he has trouble with spelling and writing. He reads well, so it's not dyslexia. I think he would be categorized as having dysgraphia and I don't know what the spelling issue is called, maybe dys-spell-ia? Anyway. Over the years we've tried various strategies to help him compensate. He's learning to type. He's working on writing in cursive because some people say it is easier. We enrolled him in occupational therapy last year for 3 or 4 months until the therapist said that she had done all she could. We've tried Sequential Spelling which worked very well for my daughter, but did not work for him (although it is something we may come back to at some point) and we tried All About Spelling. Then, I read this article on Dianne Craft's website and I have been using her method since August and IT IS WORKING!