Their difficulty in reading can oftentimes be unexpected given their overall academic performance. Parents and teachers wonder why this child who seems so capable is having such difficulty reading and spelling despite adequate instruction.
These children are on grade level in reading but find themselves frustrated with their spelling ability. Parents and teachers often wonder why there is such a discrepancy in their skills.
Many children can memorize enough words to read up to 3rd grade level.. As the word complexity increases as they get older, they begin to struggle. Those children need to learn additional reading and spelling skills that are not taught in a traditional setting.
Some children decide to use only the few words that they know they can spell. This limits their vocabulary.