The sweet smell of success

Success! One of my high school clients with a moderate to severe language-based learning disability that looks similar to dyslexia, scored in the average range on a formal assessment for writing at the sentence level. This is so exciting! Last year formulating sentences with prepositions, adjectives and conjunctions was a huge challenge for this client. On a formal written assessment last year her score was in the 5th percentile which is very low. Writing an effective sentence that conveyed her ideas was difficult. She used limited grammatical structures, used the same vocabulary repeatedly, and often ended up saying something different then she had intended. However, now writing is a way that can be used to effectively express her ideas.

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