Can I just wait on spelling? (Dyslexia)
Hey ladies, my 10yo Mattie is either a classic dyslexic or just a very late bloomer. She is making great strides this year and I'm seeing her brain make progress weekly. I was so pleased this week to see her fluency improvement over the summer while we didn't do a blessed academic thing! That said, her spelling is as phonetic as it gets. We're using All About Reading and All About Spelling. She is applying what she learns in spelling, for the most part, though it's far from being applied 100%. She doesn't have a lot of visual reading experience, for obvious reasons, and is not a visual learner at all.
Her workload this year is heavy, but appropriate for her. We're doing Notgrass World History that has a good amount of daily work that is very good for her. She's LOVING the creative writing involved and I'm delighted! Add math, science (3x/week) and some grammar (2x/week) and it's just a lot.
This is my question: Can I just wait on spelling? She just has a lot of stuff in her day and her attention span runs short. (We've stopped piano lessons for this reason.) She's just a mover and I can only get so much brain engagement time. So a big part of me wants to push through all of the AAR levels (1 1/2 levels left before curriculum completion) by March or so and get back to spelling then. When she's writing her work, she knows how to use a dictionary or use Siri on her ipod to help (times have changed!) because she wants to get it right. (I let her use Siri, because otherwise she'd spend more time using the dictionary than writing.)
Does this sound reasonable?
Melissa, Five in a Row Staff - Community Manager
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