Is spelling wisdom okay to use with a dyslexic/dysgraphic child? Our therapist suggested that children with dyslexia do better with sequential spelling. She’s a relaxed CM mom, but knows enough about the method. I’m just wondering if any of you have used Spelling Wisdom and Using Language Well with dyslexic children and found that it helped? Or did something else work better? This child reads fine but struggles to spell simple words and is age nine.retrofamParticipant
It depends on the severity of the dyslexia. If both of you like the idea of Spelling Wisdom, then you could try it. I tried a lot of things with my son. We mixed it up, and continued spelling through highschool. He improved, but isn’t the best speller.pangitParticipant
I didn’t find Spelling Wisdom the best fit for my DD. It has been a better fit for us to work on individual words. We have been seeing success with Spelling Power. We will be continuing to work on spelling throughout high school.MonicaParticipant
I haven’t found it to be a good fit for my two kids who are not natural spellers. They have both done better with Sequential Spelling.psreitmomParticipant
I’ve tried using different ways to teach spelling to my now 8th grade dyslexic daughter. Currently we are using Spelling Workout, but I can’t say one certain curriculum worked better than the others. She does not remember rules. She just spells them how they sound to her. I go over the rule with her and move on. With my daughter, it will just be a matter of memorization. There are words that she will spell correctly some times and incorrectly at other times. I’m not sure why she isn’t more consistent. It drives me crazy when I see very simple words spelled wrong that she has spelled correctly dozens of times. She does so much writing on her own for fun, so there is no way of correcting all the misspelled words. We will continue Spelling through high school, just for practice and to increase vocabulary. I think just seeing the words and copying them helps as much as anything. So, copywork is good practice as well.
Thank you for all the feedback! I think I’ll order it for my other children and look into something else for her.
We did try SW a few years ago and they weren’t ready for it, especially the dictation. With the new diagnosis, I thought maybe that’s why…Has this happened to anyone else?NathalieParticipant
My son is also dyslexic and it is very hard. We do Spelling wisdom at a slow paste and we do dictation by phrases to build his confidence, we are starting 7 grade this year !!!! Reading is doing much much better slow but good, spelling if it is not copy right really hard !
What about math ? we do Math U See, some good day and some other we forgot everything 🙁 It is very discouraging and frustrating for him and I ! He is really smart but learn different.KristenParticipant
Anyone use AAS for a dyslexic child, even an older one? My ds16 is dyslexic and he learned all his phonograms when he was younger, but he could use refreshing and/or something to continue spelling. We haven’t been too consistent with it.
Also, my dd8 may be dyslexic as well and I’m thinking to start her on something effective right from the start.KarenParticipant
Barton Reading and Spelling Program is fabulous for dyslexics.MissusLeataParticipant
I tried SW with my DS and he really struggled. I’ve just started him on Sequential Spelling and he’s at least enjoying it. But I’ve noticed that now he seems to spell better when he’s writing about something vs. taking a test, so I’m wondering if he’d be ready to try SW again.NathalieParticipant
Thank you ladies 🙂
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