I am very interested in the Spelling Wisdom books and approach but had questions regarding how well they would work with Sensory Processing Disorder. My 9yo son was diagnosed at 6 yo. One of his various issues is the lack of fine motor skills and it hasn't been until this past year or so that he could even write more than a few words at a time before his hand cramped up and he had to stop (he also gets frustrated very easily when things don't work out). The other problem with writing is that his letters are huge, really have no form (some are capitals, some lower case, some letters are backwards), and are all over the page. I have not done any copy work yet because he is just now showing interest in writing and I wanted his hands to get stronger. So now that he is showing interest and he almost 10 it is about the age to really work on spelling and a little copywork. He is a great reader, way above level on that. He is a good sight speller, can pick out the correct spelling from a set of words or recognize that he has not spelled something correctly but if I ask him to spell something orally he has a great deal of trouble. I am getting concerned at this point that too many incorrect words are imprinting on his brain.
So the questions are...does anyone else have this problem and is Spelling Wisdom working for them?
I know from the samples in Spelling Wisdom that they start off short and easier but even the 2 lines in Exercise 6 look like a lot for him to copy (we are starting typing practice but that isn't much better yet in keeping his hands from getting tired). Is it okay to break up an exercise into even smaller parts than that, say one line at a time, or does that mess up the context of the quote he is supposed to be reading? I love that these exercises are from good books, that's what attracted me to it. Spelling lists would bore him and me to death! My concern is will this work if you have not done any copy work and he has poor motor skills?