Teaching an otherwise very bright 9 year old girl how to spell

Maribel Bacalso - posted on 07/19/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Our daughter, Leighanna, 9 years old last May 25th is a gorgeous, bright, cognitive little girl who tries very hard to overcome everything that comes along, and usually does, except for reading and spelling well.
The Private School she attends here in the Philippines has a pretty good standard of education, but executed within “normal boundaries.” My husband, her father, who has a medical background, Leighanna dotes on him, says it has so many signs of “dyslexia,” {word blindness} that the possibility should not be ignored but dealing with, and overcoming it is beyond his range of knowledge, and as far as quoting “dyslexia” to the school, or the medical fraternity around here you might as well be talking in Venusianeese.
Any and all suggestions would be gratefully received and taken seriously.

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Ev - posted on 07/20/2013

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Is there not a place there she can be tested for this? She definitely needs the help if this is her problem. Ignoring or denying it is not going to help her overcome this. My own sister had a form of it and instead of sending her to second grade at the suggestion of the school we attended at the time, they enrolled her into first grad again when we moved out of state. It was the best thing they could do for her. She was an A student in high school and no way of knowing she had a learning issue. I have a cousin who had it her whole school career and was a senior in high school before they decided to find out what caused her learning delay. But by then it was too late for her. She was over 18 and here in the USA once a kid hits 18 a lot of those services are not available to them anymore.

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