Hi, My daughter is gifted with a learning disability - specifically a weakness in sequential learning. She is reading at her age level but is highly frustrated at her progress. We recently discovered a website called starfall.com which has a great interactive reading section. The reader can click on a word they don't know and the word will be read for them. This has been a real boost for my daughter but is costing quite a lot for downloading each month. Does anyone know of any CD Roms which have a similar approach, paticularly for a 7- 8 year old reading level?
Additionally we have had the Rainbow Reading programme recommended to us. My daughter does not qualify for this through her school as her reading level is not considered a problem so we are considering seeking this or something similar privately. Can anyone with a 'gifted child with mixed ability' recommend anything that worked well for their child.
Re: learning to read Cd Roms for gifted/learning disabled
Author: Helen (the other one)
Date: 12-04-05 12:56
I'm not sure if it is still compatible with modern operating systems, but my younger son, who is not very strong with visual information and also weak in English, enjoyed a Curious George reading CD-ROM. It was at an "early emerging" stage, and was more useful for him than Reader Rabbit etc.
He also enjoyed "storybook" CD-ROMs such as a Caspar the Ghost one, sorry I forget the exact title - that required more advanced reading skills, but you could turn the narration on and off as you read the "pages" - and there were games too.