Since Tuesday, in addition to her stack of picture books, Mattison has read the chapter books seen here.
Yes, I am doing the HAPPY DANCE!! It’s brought tears to her Daddy’s eyes. .. not the dance - his daughter reading. ☺ Her face is regularly stuck in a book and her giggles and comments about what she’s reading echo through the house.
Mattison (age 11) has really struggled with reading. Her journey has looked like this:
- Problems hearing certain levels of sound
- Surgery and speech therapy
- Problems with her vision
- Glasses and vision therapy
- Auditory processing challenges
- Sight word damage
- Exercises on Decode ABC to help repair the sight word damage
- and finally All About Spelling
This has been her year for reading! Her Speech therapist has been so impressed with Mattison’s reading progress this year. She said “I know she’s not been reading long, but she reads like she’s been doing it for years.”
Here is her first chapter book read on her own accord. She personally picked it out from Paperback Swap.
It’s The Curious Kitten (A little Animal Ark book) by Ben M. Baglio.
She is so thrilled with herself! She is finally a reading machine! Shhhhew! I can now breathe!