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bit of an odd one - can spell out loud but not written

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nonicknameseemsavailable Wed 14-Sep-16 14:47:08

any ideas please

yr4 DD is very bright, advanced reader but always had dyslexic tendancies, has astigmatism to which is seems particularly sensitive but glasses help, has a language problem where she will often say the wrong phonic sound but it is right in her head (complex) BUT oddly she can spell pretty well orally but not if asked to write it down. help. how do we help her?

petrova Fri 16-Sep-16 19:06:48

I used to work with a child who was like this.
A couple of things that worked for him were:-
Using jelly letters ( squishy shapes of each letter) and getting him to feel round them and feel their shape. Trace round them then write the letter inside the shape, saying the sound of the letter as he wrote.
( this also used when doing phonics - ee, ay, ie etc
Getting plastic/ foam letters - get them to sound out the word , then pick out the correct letters and put them in the right order , then right the word afterwards.
Initially start with only a few letters - so if word is cat , put out a,t,p,c - get them to locate correct letters , put them in right order them write them down .
As they become more confident, increase the choice of letters .
Eventually they won't need the letter prompts but it can take a while!
Writing is often the last skill to come as it requires several skills .
Hope this helps

petrova Fri 16-Sep-16 19:07:57

Write the word , not right! Sorry , was distracted!

nonicknameseemsavailable Mon 19-Sep-16 12:02:36

thank you

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