Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: sequencing
Posted by Toe_Nail on January 14 2007 01:27 AM
I have a bit of a problem with the alphabet too, espescially when I'm looking-up a word in the dictionary. I tend to forget which letter comes before or after, so I have to go recite a,b,c,d...ect or m,n,o,p...etc or else I end up flipping the pages clulessly for ever.
But I found a trick for this (Seems todayis the day I give away all my tricks :D)
I made a chart with the alphabet which I taped onto my desk.
My alphabet chart has five rows as follow
A B C D E
F G H I J
K L M N O
P Q R S T
U V W X Y Z
Then 2nd and 4th row are highlighted in pink (could be any color you son likes) As you know I have visual-attentional problems too. I find the highlighting helps to isolate each row.
Everytime I look up in the dictionary, I just glance at my alphabet chart. It goes a heck of a lot faster than going through the entire alphabet. I don't care if people think it's childish... it works!!:D
Also the fact of making the alphabet chart in small chunks, makes it a lot easyier to memorise. Maybe something you could try with Miles? Anyway, it's just a suggestion.