Justinn - posted on 01/15/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
My daughter struggled with reading all through Kindergarten. We talked about holding her back, but promoted her because reading isn't something they really focus on in Kindergarten. Her teacher and I agreed that we should wait and see what happens to her in first grade. Well now we are half way through and she's still struggling.
We read together every day and we work on her spelling words every day. Some things I notice is that when she speaks she adds letter or sounds to words that aren't really there. For instance she was reading the "name" (this was one of her spelling words) She was trying to sound it out.. "nn-ahh-mm-eh" she said. I said "remember the E is silent. He is only there to help the A make his long sound. "Oh" she said "Name" She read it fine. Then I had her spell it without looking. "Spell name. As in your name is Angel" she looks to her paper and writes "Nabe" I was confused and asked her to say the word name. She said "Nabe. My nabe is Angel"
She adds sounds to LOTS of words. Not just this one, so when we are reading together and she reads a word like name she thinks a B should be there and then gets frustrated or confused with the word when it isn't spelled how she thinks it should sound.
She did this in kindergarten too. Several of her sight words she would say wrong that she now says correctly. Her speach has greatly improved since kindergarten so this tells me that she is getting it and WILL get it. I guess I'm just looking for advice here. As of now we are thinking she'll probably be held back becasue of this and that hopefully next year she'll have grown out of it and excel first grade her second try, but my concern is what if this is something to do with a speach or hearing problem? She has been tested and by more than one doctor who have said she has no speach or hearing problem... What do you guys think?