My son has been behind in reading and writing since kindergarten. He has gone to extra help and summer school and although he has improved, it's just not a big enough improvement and he's still behind. The school and his teachers seem to think him getting c's is average and nothing to worry about, but I do!
I've been thinking about keeping him back in 2nd grade for another year because if he can't do 2nd grade word sufficiantly, how is he going to do 3rd grade work and I don't want him falling even more behind. I think I should do it now, while he's still young and there is less chance of him being made fun of for being held back.
Do you think this is a good idea or should I just let him continue on and trust the teachers and the school know what they're doing? I'm so at a loss because I never had to go through this with my girls...
Answer by mom2snsb at 9:56 AM on Jan. 27, 2010
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Answer by momthruivf at 10:07 AM on Jan. 27, 2010
He recently had surgery on his ears because he was almost deaf in one ear. We believe the reason he fell behind is because he just couldn't hear the sounds of the letters. They have seen some improvement since the surgery, but I'm just afraid it will take a long time for him to catch up to the rest of the kids in the grade. He is above average in math, but his spelling, reading and writing are like he's in kindergarten still. He takes a Title 1 reading class in school and that teacher says he's getting better, so maybe I should just hang on for a little while longer and see if he does improve enough to move on. His grandmother is a Tutor at Sylvan, so maybe I'll ask her to work with him a few hours a week...
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. You have no idea how scary this is for me!
Answer by IhartU at 10:13 AM on Jan. 27, 2010
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