Kelly - posted on 11/07/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
Hi! I don't actually homeschool, but I thought this would be the place to find help with a situation my daughter is having. She is in the third grade, and she has gone to speech therapy since she was three years old. She actually speaks fine now, but still goes to speech at school because she has always had difficulties with language in school (first reading, then writing, now spelling). It was like she never heard the seperate sounds in words, and couldn't sound them out to read or write. She is very intelligent (A's in math), had no trouble with telling time, etc. She works hard but now, for instance, she will only get a couple of words right out of twenty on the spelling pretest, then she will have to write each word she missed ten times each for homework, and the next day, when they have the test, she still misses them. Something is not working for her, and I don't want to see it continue the entire school year. I asked her teacher if I should find her a tutor, but she said not to yet. Last week after the pretest, the teacher told her to only try to learn the first ten words on the list. The teacher talked to her about "working harder", which as I said, is not the problem. Even testing on ten words, which she had written ten times each the night before, she still only got two right the next day. My older kids never struggled in school, and I just want to get her the help she needs, before she loses any more time with things that don't work. Does anyone have any suggestions about activities/ curriculum I can try at home to help her?