To all the Reading Specialists and Literacy Buffs
I am tutoring this 20 year old girl in reading. She has an intellectual disability, but can recognize all her letters. I am still teaching her some of the basic sounds of letters (phonemic awareness, etc), but she knows the majority of the letters sounds now. One of my common issues is teaching her how to independently sound out words and then tell me the word. I could sound out words for her by doing /c/ /a/ /t/ and she will tell me that the word is cat, but when she taps the letters c a and t and says each sound it takes longer for the words to click.Blending is also an issue for her. Any suggestions? Activities? Processes?
- English Language Arts