Posted on February 23, 2017
Every child can succeed … life is a journey … let’s cheer them on
We are on a journey – A learning journey.
Not only do I have the privilege of seeing my children’s personalities blossom, but I get to understand their learning styles, their incredible giftings and see and be actively involved in helping them with their struggles in learning.
In our house there are no failures, only learners who learn. Children who are encouraged to believe that they can overcome any obstacle because there is time and space for them to learn at their own pace.
Each child is unique and special and each child thinks in a different way.
I am so grateful that I can walk this road with my children.
Difficulties processing auditory sounds and transferring them into writing
As unique as each child is, so too are the challenges they face. What works for one child may not work for another.
Our four children are all so different and as I school them, I find myself constantly tweaking, making adjustments and changes in order to accommodate each of them on their level.
One of our brood has been struggling with language. I have been devouring information on Sensory Processing and other related topics and have discovered that our approach with him needs to be one that is multi-sensory.
I have been so blessed to have been gifted with a box from Excellence in Spelling. Their multi-sensory approach to spelling seems to finally be the answer, or at least one of the answers I have been searching for over the past few weeks. Together with the Excellence in Spelling Programmed, we were also gifted with a huge box filled with spelling and language games and helps.
We began our week with the “ow” sounds. The programme teaches Mastery, which means that we don’t move on until the spelling words have been mastered and that any grammar rules that may apply to a specific sound are understood.
Here is our first activity which we tackled:
The “ow” on laminated cardstock is colourful and big enough write on using white board markers.
I used small alphabet cards before and after the “ow” sound to help my young man discover the words that could be made using the “ow” sound. He would say the word. Then, if it was indeed a word, he would write it on the poster as I spelled it out.
The multi-sensory process is SEE, SAY, HEAR, WRITE in this case.
I took each of the words on the list and spelled them out for my son. He took great delight in completing the task. His sense of accomplishment that he was able to write out his spelling words by listening to me slowly spell each word was a delight to behold.
Search for the answers you need to help your child succeed. Be their cheerleader in life. Celebrate each victory, no matter how small or how big.