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Poor Reader/Phonics Problem (print to use)

 

Kids who lack the ability to sound out new words generally have one of the following issues: (1) they have never been taught phonics, (2) they had chronic ear infections from birth to about 2 years old (or a substantial number of months during that time), (3) the problem is inherited genetically.  When kids can’t hear phonics normally this is often a brain-based problem.  It is not about motivation or desire to read, although it may appear that way due to discouragement.

 

Check for a phonics-based reading problem:

 

* The child is below grade level.

* The child “hates” reading aloud.

* Child uses a “guess and go” strategy frequently 

 

Nonsense words test:  your child should be able to read all the “words” below grade level and at least 3 of 5 words that are at grade level. (This is not normed - it is Dr, Q's estimate of what a child should know.)

     

Score: yes/no

Word

Grade Level

 

tox

1st

 

meel

1st

 

biff

1st

 

rit

1st

 

mox

1st

 

brak

2nd

 

cust

2nd

 

gright

2nd

 

snate

2nd

 

geap

2nd

 

tralp

3rd

 

drime

3rd

 

cagtrow

3rd

 

bogrept

3rd

 

dayed

3rd

 

glomble

4th

 

frutrick

4th

 

trithrupt

4th

 

craudle

4th

 

sloanager

4th

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