Sarah Lynn's story is about a miracle. Sarah Lynn was in the 8th grade when I first saw her. She had severe dyslexia. She had survived in school because her mom had read ALL of her assignments to her. She also listened to books on tape.
When she entered 9th grade, her mom decided that the school district wasn't doing enough to help her daughter learn to read. I gave Sarah Lynn an assessment to determine her reading ability.
Sarah Lynn read at a 4th grade level. She comprehended at 3rd grade level. However, if someone read the passage to her, she was able to comprehend at the 10 grade level.
Sarah's mother adopted her when she was eight years old. Because of her emotional problems, Sarah Lynn was not diagnosed with dyslexia until she was ten years old. Therefore, she didn't have a foundation in phonics.
Because of Sarah Lynn's age, I had to by-pass building the phonics foundation from the beginning and go directly to the teaching the syllabication rules and spelling rules. However, I did teach double vowel sounds at the same time.
When she mastered the syllabication rules, spelling rules and vowel sounds, I taught her meanings of prefixes and suffixes. After these were mastered, she learned meanings of roots.
I tutored Sarah Lynn for 4 years. Because of her dyslexia, Sarah Lynn's reading fluency improved very slowly which caused difficulty when reading assignments. During this time, her mother continued to read some assignments to her or she listened to books on tape.
I tutored Sarah Lynn for 4 years. Because of her dyslexia, Sarah's reading fluency improved very slowly which caused difficulty when reading assignments. During this time, her mother continued to read some assignments to her or she listened to books on tape.
During her senior year, Sarah's high school finally got the program Dragon Speak. This helped her when having to make reports or with writing essays. Because of her severe dyslexia, she received accommodations throughout her education. When Sarah Lynn was accepted into the teacher's program at the local University, they also gave her accommodations.
When I last saw Sarah Lynn, she was a sophomore at the University. She was reading the first book in The Harry Potter Series. She was reading ALL of her assignments without help from others. In order to be able to do all of this, she took only 9 credit hours at a time instead of the usual 12 or 15 hours.
Sarah Lynn's story could be your child's story! If your child has dyslexia or a reading disability, s/he CAN learn to read at or beyond a 10th grade level. There are no guarantees, just a lot of hard work on your child's part AND dedication and encouragement from you.
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