Oh my goodness. Monkey has suddenly become obsessed with letters! He marches around the house spouting off various letters. He identifies letters he sees around the house. One of his favorite activities is telling us who each letter represents, example…A = “Audrey, Annie!”, R=”Ryan!”, etc. It’s crazy cool.
Last night, Duhdee and Monkey sat on the floor of his room for nearly a half hour spelling out the names of his classmates on his Magna Doodle. What is really super cool is that Monkey can orally spell the names of quite a few of them all by himself he just needs someone else to write the letters. He’s still having a lot of trouble with the strength in his fingers so holding a pencil and making letters is really hard.
I’m thinking we need to add another accommodation to his IEP, I think he needs to learn keyboarding. I don’t want to give up on writing but I think he would make super strides with letter recognition/identification, reading and communication in general if we formally introduced the idea of using a keyboard. Has anyone else added this accommodation to your child’s IEP? How do you phrase it and when did you add it?