|Corbin, you are not alone!|
Tonight was the first night we sat down to practice a spelling list. I say the words and he tries to spell them back to me. Should be easy enough? Wrong.
First of all, he doesn't hear the word I'm saying.
(Okay may have exaggerated with that last one just a bit)
Once he does understand what word I'm saying, if he does at all, he'll then try to spell the word. However, he still isn't consistent with knowing what sounds certain letters make- ESPECIALLY vowels. Then if by some miracle he has figured out all of the letters, you better believe his dyslexia will get in there and transpose at least two of them.
Tonight after some drilling he just threw himself on my bed and exclaimed, "I don't get why this is so hard for me! I can't even seem to hear what it is you are saying!"
I answered back completely nonchalantly, "Well kid throw in some phonological awareness issues, auditory processing deficits, dyslexia, articulation delays, and poor memory skills...it's no wonder it's a challenge."
He looked up at me with a smile and responded "I have no idea what any of that means but okay, guess I just have to work harder."
Seriously, I am so much in love with this kid. So many struggles (this doesn't even get into bilateral coordination, muscle tone, sensory issues, possible facial agnosia, and reflex integration) and he just keeps trucking through it all while smiling and making jokes. Love him.