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Ask Susan: My Son Struggles with Spelling

My son, who is 10, has a problem with spelling. He reads adequately, however, he spells words as they sound to him. I am concerned that he is going to encounter a lot of problems when he hits high school. Sometimes I wonder if spelling even matters? What do you suggest?

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What Goes Wrong In the Brain When Someone Can’t Spell

By studying stroke victims who have lost the ability to spell, researchers have pinpointed the parts of the brain that control how we write words. In the journal 'Brain', Johns Hopkins University neuroscientists link basic spelling difficulties for the first time with damage to seemingly unrelated regions of the brain, shedding new light on the mechanics of language and memory.

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