15 Jul A Parent’s Story: Overcoming a Spelling Problem
I feel as if part of my daughter’s mind was trapped, and Edublox set her free.
She’s always had some difficulty with language and has had trouble “processing” information. She would be classified as dyslexic, although the trouble is not limited to reading. She learned to read after three tear-filled years–I thought our troubles were over! However, she could not spell at ALL, not the simplest words, and could not seem to grasp how anyone could ever learn how. Also, her handwriting/printing was unrecognizable as such. It was as if she would forget in the middle of the letter how to make it, then trail off into a scribble. Also, she has had a great deal of trouble with math concepts.
We began using Edublox (spelling program) 6 months ago, and the results have been just stunning. Within a month, she was able to remember how to spell a few words, and then just like a baby learning to talk, she began to experience a rapid snowball effect. A few months after we began using Edublox, she said as we were driving around on errands–“Mom, I think I know how to spell library.” And she did! And this was not an isolated moment, only the first. She is now almost an intuitive speller. Really, it’s a miracle. Six months ago, her spelling tested at a Kindergarten level, and is now at a 6th grade level. This is just still so amazing to all of us who have struggled with her.
Other benefits of using Edublox have been her confidence level–right away she felt successful with the blocks. Also, her ability to use language in general has improved greatly–she speaks more expressively, and she’s beginning to grasp punctuation. Her ability to focus on and comprehend new ideas in math has improved too. Her handwriting has not changed much, but I am going to begin with the Edublox handwriting program, and I am looking forward to the results!
Edublox was a shot in the dark for us when we were feeling desperate. I’m so grateful that we discovered this before our daugher spent more time failing unnecessarily. Thank you!
The Adams household