Children need a lot of skills in order to read and spell successfully. Reading is the ability to understand meaning from print. Spelling is the ability to write letters to form words to express a meaning. The simple task of reading and spelling is really anything but simple!
Children are not born with these skills. Children need to be taught to read and spell. Some children need large amounts of instructions, while other children appear to ‘just pick it up’.
School is not meant to be difficult for your child. Continued difficulties with learning to read and spell can impact on your child’s self-esteem and confidence, and their overall experience at school.
Some symptoms of a reading difficulty may include:
Successful reading can be broken into Six main areas: