Our daughter is 8, with ASD (high functioning). She loves to write and do copywork .We are noticing that when she is free writing and doesn’t know how to spell a word, instead of trying to sound it out, she is trying to picture it in her mind. She is essentially spelling by shape. So, for example:
The other day in her Santa letter, she spelled Rudolph, as hudoleh.
Is this a concern? Or is this a budding CMers dream? Is there anything we should be doing? Or just leave it?
In my other thread Sonya mentioned she continued word building exercises, would it be worthwhile trying Hymns in Prose? Overall she reads well (currently reading Mr. Popper’s Penguins), but doesn’t know how to break down/sound out new words.BeckyParticipant
In that same thread, Sonya also said this :
Probably the main thing you should do is continue to encourage your daughter to look closely and carefully at words. She might be at the stage where you could move her into transcription, which would offer that opportunity to get the mental snapshot of the word, then look away and write it. But if that causes anxiety, stick with copywork for now.
I would think that Hymns in Prose would work or anything similarBeckyParticipant
I was thinking that the Hymns in Prose would work for using it for copywork &/or transition. Maybe you were wondering if it would work for word building exercises….. I’m sorry if I misunderstood .2Corin57Participant
Yes I was wondering for word byilding but also helping her visualize her spelling perhaps a bit better .
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