This primary child did well in preschool, but struggled in 1st grade. It was hard for her to remember the sounds that letters make and how to write them. She knew a lot of information and wanted to answer questions in class, but by the time she figured out what she wanted to say, the class had moved on. Her teacher wanted her to participate more in class discussions, but she was becoming increasingly afraid to raise her hand.
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Springer Stories Primary
“We focused on multisensory reading instruction to help retain the letters and sounds, speech-language therapy for expressive language, as well as motor skill therapy for her handwriting. And simply giving “think time” before answering a question has increased her confidence, and now she is a much more active class participant. She’s so proud of her increasing skill, and I’m so proud of her!” — Teacher
“My heart used to break watching my child tear up every morning, begging me not to take her to school. But Springer has been a new start for our whole family. When I ask her how her day was, she says ‘I had a GREAT day. I can write all the sounds now!’ Our happy daughter is back.” — Mom
“I love my friends and I love my class! We get to trace soft letters and bumpy letters, and even trace them in rice! My mom and dad say I am smart, and now my teachers say that too.” — Student