Spelling Problems? What is the Cause and What Do I Do About It?

I can’t tell you how may parents have asked me about their child that has problems with spelling. In fact, my daughter had spelling problems. She came by it naturally – her father was a terrible speller. I’ll never forget how he’d drop off a paper of his for me to type for him when we were in college. The problem for me was that he not only had sloppy handwriting, he was also a terrible speller. So, sometimes it was an actual guessing game for me trying to decipher what he had written.

Fortunately times have changed and we have computers with spell checker that make life a lot easier for us now. But, that still doesn’t solve the spelling dilemma. I shot this video to explain what is actually going on when you have difficulty with spelling. I also suggest in it what you need to look for in a spelling program to be sure it will be one that will actually help you to become a better speller. Hope you enjoy it.


Be sure to leave your comments or questions.

Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

  1. Susan
    August 6th, 2009 at 20:04
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    Could you give suggestions for a spelling program that uses auditory processsing…like what you described in the video. Thank you.

  2. bonnieterry
    August 12th, 2009 at 12:46
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    Hi Susan,

    Yes, the Making Spelling Sense Program is the one I use because it specifically addresses auditory processing at the same time it teaches how we put letters together to make words. Hope this is helpful!

    Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

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