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A.D.D. and difficulty reading


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Joined: Oct 02, 2007
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Posted Oct 02, 2007 at 4:52:36 PM
Subject: A.D.D. and difficulty reading

I have an 8 yr. old who has A.D.D. and difficulty reading. Does anyone have any teaching methods, tips or strategies for me. Thank you

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scifinut
Joined Jul 11, 2005
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Posted:Oct 02, 2007 7:02:02 PM

Yes, make sure that the reading difficulty is because of the ADD and not some other LD that can be hidden by the ADD.

scifinut mom to: ms 16, bp/adhd/anxiety/complex ld mr. 20, add/dyslexic I hear and I forget I see and I remember I do and I understand. -Anonymous

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Victoria
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Posted:Oct 05, 2007 4:23:01 PM

Yes, it is just A.D.D. but he has difficulty reading wondering if anyone has any teaching methods or techniques they can offer.

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scifinut
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Posted:Oct 05, 2007 5:35:20 PM

What kind of reading issue is he having? Difficulty tracking? Sounding things out?

scifinut mom to: ms 16, bp/adhd/anxiety/complex ld mr. 20, add/dyslexic I hear and I forget I see and I remember I do and I understand. -Anonymous

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ellenr
Joined Sep 12, 2007
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Posted:Oct 09, 2007 8:41:29 AM

As I said on another thread, I've been tutoring a 7th grader with ADD who has been reading at a 5th grade level.
I used the Phono-graphix program to diagnose him- I discovered that he didn't know the sounds of the vowels.
I don't know how he had an IEP for 7 years and no one discovered that.
After about 3-4 sessions, last time, he finally got the different vowel sounds - got them all right!
Hopefully this will continue.
I'll keep this forum apprised of how he does.
So far I'm impressed. This is my first time using PHono-graphix, altho I was trained in it years ago.

You can check the website - readamerica.net and get info. They have a book and method that parents can use without any special training.

ellen

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Janis
Joined Jun 12, 2003
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Posted:Oct 11, 2007 2:54:56 PM

Just want to mention that I was also trained in Phono-Graphix, but I now recommend AbeCeDarian. It has sequential, scripted lessons which makes it much easier for a parent or teacher to use without training. It also has components that the other does not, such as automatic word recognition and fluency.

I am a teacher and tutor and do not profit from this program, by the way!

ABeCeDarian Reading Program

www.abcdrp.com

Janis

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