Topic | Spelling recommendations for dyslexic 16yo

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  • Sue
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    DD16 (well, she will be within a couple of weeks of school year beginning) still has trouble spelling well.  She misspells words that are often used, and she is dyslexic to boot.  We are hoping to be able to purchase Developmental Foundations from Little Giant Steps, but it is a few hundred dollars, so we’ll see…..

    I feel that she still needs to work on spelling as a subject this year.  We’ve used Spelling Wisdom in the past, and we loosely used Natural Speller for a couple of years, mostly for the lists.  She would often use Spelling City to study the words and to take a test on her word list.

    Does anyone have a recommendation of a spelling curriculum that is not very expensive (preferably could be purchased used) but would work well for a dyslexic teenager?

    retrofam
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    Sequential Spelling might work.  They have an adult version that my then senior used.

    Lucidity
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    Apples and Pears worked great for my dyslexic teen.  Only thing that did and carried over to other writing.

    Good Luck,

    Cynthia

    Sue
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    @Cynthia,

    I just briefly looked at the website for Apples and Pears, and I see they have a placement test to figure out where to start.  Does the test take into consideration that dd is American, so spelling of words like ‘colour’ would be ‘color’ to her?  Just wondering….

    Lucidity
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    Good question, but I’m not sure.  My son was so far off, I started him at the beginning.  You could look through the books to see how they are and maybe place him yourself.  I still don’t know exactly why this one works so well, but I’m happy it does.  We used their reading too.  Very easy and worked well also.

     

    Cynthia

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