Executive functioning of the brain helps a child with organization, planning, sequencing, attention to detail and other skills. A child with an executive function deficit may experience problems keeping track of assignments, spelling, word problems and other tasks that involve sequential processing. Language Arts, such as grammar and spelling, are often heavily affected.
Spelling is a task of great difficulty for children with dyslexia or executive functioning difficulties. The specific, sequential nature of spelling makes it a skill that must be taught with specific, sequential instruction using Orton-Gillingham methods. Programs recommended are known to work for children with various learning difficulties.
Proper word usage, punctuation, and proper sentencs structure are elements of writing which can give a child with disabilities fits! Given the right program, a child can learn to properly format his sentences.
Building a child's vocabulary can be accomplished through traditional vocabulary programs or through the teaching of word roots. By learning Greek and Latin roots, a child can gain a broader understanding of language meanings. Although the initial teachings may be more difficult, there are many great "Roots" programs. There are also a large number of good traditional vocabulary programs. Which ever you choose, if it meets the needs of YOUR child, it is a GOOD program!