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Curriculum for LD, dyslexic, NVLD????


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Joined: Sep 22, 2007
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Posted Sep 22, 2007 at 7:59:18 PM
Subject: Curriculum for LD, dyslexic, NVLD????

Hi,
I'm looking for curriculum for my 11 y.o. dau. She is behind in reading (K-3rd level), math (2-3rd), and language arts (3rd). She has gaps in her learning to date as well. Has anyone found a good assessment program to determine what level to start on and what are the missing gaps. I'm planning to use Seeing Stars for reading and possibly Cloud 9 for math. I'm also looking at Stevenson, Sempler and Shiller. Has anyone used any of these??? What about Math-U-See or Time4Learning? I need a solid program that builds on her long term knowledege. It must not be labor intensive for mom. It must also be effective for special needs children. Any ideas???? Also looking for a language arts program, except reading. Any ideas for a science or history program that is able to read to the student???? Any help is appreicated.

Thank You,
Sue

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Jenn
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Posted:Sep 23, 2007 4:21:22 PM

I use Math-U-See, and have found it very strong and user-friendly. As the parent, you will have to put some effort into it (previewing the video/DVD, reading the lesson in the TM before presenting it to your daughter); a lot depends on how well your daughter works independently. I would strongly recommend it. If you need more information, their web site is www.mathusee.com, and from there you can join a Yahoo! group on MUS; many parents there use it with their children who have various disabilities, some much more severe than your daughters. Many folks have posted asking questions about its effectiveness with children with disabilities, and the response has been overwhelming in favor of it.

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Aly
Joined Aug 01, 2006
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Posted:Sep 23, 2007 5:49:54 PM

Quote SuseyQ:

Hi,
I'm looking for curriculum for my 11 y.o. dau. She is behind in reading (K-3rd level), math (2-3rd), and language arts (3rd). She has gaps in her learning to date as well. Has anyone found a good assessment program to determine what level to start on and what are the missing gaps.

Hi Sue,

For the assessment part, maybe use DIBBLEs You can find it for no cost at http://interventioncentral.com/htmdocs/interventions/cbmwarehouse.php though you will need to register at the site that this page links to in order to download. Other probes are available there and the main pages of that site has some quick interventions.


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Janis
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Posted:Sep 26, 2007 12:05:17 PM

Sue, Seeing Stars is not a complete decoding program, so please be sure you explore that area a little more. I am trained in all the LMB programs, but I actually use something called ABeCeDarian (www.abcdrp.com) because it has more structured sequential lessons and is easier to go by than LiPS. (It also has a placement test on the site.) Then I later supplement with some Seeing Stars to build automaticity once I have taught the basic decoding skills.

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SuseyQ
Joined Sep 22, 2007
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Posted:Sep 26, 2007 1:40:02 PM

Janis,
Thank you for this insight. My daughter was test at a LMB center and they recommended that she use Seeing Stars, Visualizing and Verbalizing and On Cloud 9. I have all of these kits and will get trained in Seeing Stars in Oct., paid for by the ps system. If there's any insight you can give me as to the best approach I'd greatly appreciate it. Also so you know my daughter has has some dyslexic programs for reading, but mostly in a group setting of about 6 children. She has has 2 1/2 yrs. of OG which she completed except the green book, some Alphabetic Phonics and now she's using Take Flight. All of these are OG type products. So far reading achievement tests are anywhere from K.9 to 2.7 depending on the skill. The concern is my daughter is fading in her desire to read, so I really need to find and use something that's successful for her ASAP.

Thank You,
Sue

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Jane Wilkinson
Joined Oct 01, 2007
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Posted:Oct 01, 2007 7:07:02 PM

Sue, If you find you need additional help with comprehension, you may also want to look at IdeaChain (many similarities with V&V), http://www.understandmore.com

Jane Wilkinson understandMORE.com

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