Reading and SI kids (New kid on block)
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|Tue, 12-14-2004 - 3:15pm|
Hi,everyone! My name is Becky and I have a daughter with SI.
She is 6 and a half, adorable, bright, charming.....and soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo difficult that I find
myself challenged on a minute to minute basis. What makes it
more exciting is that that she has 3 younger siblings.
I just discovered you guys and am so relieved to see that I
am not alone! I have so many issues to bring up, but the
most pressing is reading. She is in first grade and doing fine.
Until now we've been going to a "not so conventional" center
which gives "Behavior Communication" therapy, and believes in
inclusion. As a result we have avoided any kind of special ed.
They pushed us to go ahead with first grade and just lay off on
any pressure with reading, writing.
Basically, we have severed ties with them. (In spite of all the
help they provided over the last 2.5 years, we cannot continue due to
personal reasons.) Now- they said to leave the reading for
a few months- just let her acclimate (boy, is there a lot for her to acclimate
to!) We saw her coming home upset and although communication is so
difficult for her, we are pretty sure that seeing all the other girls
reading already ,(it IS december!), when she doesn't know the LETTERS,
is really upsetting.
I took her to a reading spcialist for eval.,she sent me to a teacher
who is teaching her a different method. She is extremely artistic and
the method is very visual. It's going slowly ,but we are hopeful.
Has anyone else gone through this experience of reading trouble, in
spite of child's apparent intelligence?