Is there something – some sort of learning disability that presents itself with piss poor organizational skills, atrocious spelling, and handwriting that belongs to a third grader and not a sixth grader? Otherwise the patient has an average to above average IQ. She’s good in math and science and social studies, but her reading and writing skills are low average. It’s like she knows what she wants to write, but getting it from her head to the page results in a lot of repetition (i.e. I sat on the cold ground where I was sitting. The cold ground I sat on and looked at the sky. The sky was blue and the clouds were flufy and I was sitting on the ground.) She can read, but I’m not convinced that she’s reading well. There’s always seemed like some sort of disconnect to me, but every teacher I’ve talked with with the exception of last year’s Title teacher, has told me that she’s fine. She’s normal.
And about the Title program: so she was in it last year. She enjoyed it and it seemed to help increase her confidence and skills in reading. BUT for whatever reason, she did not qualify for the service this year even though her test scores were lower than the one that qualified her just the year prior. I just don’t understand. Even worse than that, I don’t know how to approach her school concerning this.
So, what would you suggest? Really, the spelling and the lack of organization and inability to express herself is becoming an issue.