We just started a new reading/phonics program - ABeCeDarian - as part of the Homeschool Review Crew. Two weeks ago, I received our materials in the mail, and spent several days reading the theory and instruction sections of the teacher manual. We started work last Monday. By this Monday, he can read six words!
A year ago, he had a whole bunch of educational testing done, and the results were not hopeful. His language disabilities left him on the cusp of being considered "ineducable." It took him over a year to learn his alphabet (and he still struggles). We started this program, and I wasn't expecting success -- I figured we would just plod along and get there eventually. My hope was that by next spring we would have an "early reader."
But he is READING WORDS!!!!
Look for a full review in a couple weeks...but in the meantime, we are going to keep practicing!
Update: Jude is still going strong, and our ABeCeDarian review is complete! Click here to read it.
I'm so excited, I have to share how well Jude is doing! Linking up with Chareen at Every Bed of Roses for her Carnival of Homeschooling. Click on the button to find out what everyone is up to!
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