Good readers are phonemically aware, understand the alphabetic principle, apply these skills in a rapid and fluent manner, possess strong vocabularies and syntactical and grammatical skills, and relate reading to their own experiences.
Difficulties in any of these areas can impede reading and language development. Learning to read begins far before children enter formal schooling. This child in second grade was referred to us with the specific problem areas of reading and understanding. He also didn’t like the school subject Language.
- Spells poorly and has difficulty recalling facts and numbers
- Has trouble learning new skills (compensates by relying on memorization)
- Has trouble following directions or instructions
- Struggles to recognize letters, match letters to sounds and make a sentence
- Inability to read simple 3 letter words or associate them
- Can’t comprehend what he reads or listens in the classroom
We started with his personalized workbooks and CDs, which are available based on students’ test results. These workbooks have an added advantage in that tasks are articulated within the book. In other words, the easier part of a given module is presented early in the sequence and the more difficult part is presented later. Continue reading “SOI Personalized Program”