NIH research has proven that lack of phonemic awareness is the core and causal factor separating normal readers from disabled readers. Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear and identify each sound within a word, as well as the ability to substitute sounds, to delete sounds, and to blend sounds. Ninety-two percent of children who lack phonemic awareness at the beginning of first grade will fail to learn to read—except by memorizing words. Lack of phonemic awareness is the best predictor of children headed for reading difficulty.
This is exactly what worries me. In your situation, I’d probably have her retested by someone who specializes in young children. You are not required to give schools the data, so I’m not sure your public school worry is necessary. I would say this: if the team that’s working with her all of the time feels she needs specialized services, they may be using the score to say, “Our results are matching this.” Since she is currently receiving services it seems like she needs, continuation of those services seems like a good plan. Overall, the difficulty is that a score is a little cloud following her, that isn’t really helping in her case. Ironically, her case is one in which I would have had her tested at that age (red flags with memory and processing), so I wouldn’t regret testing, actually. If she had just a couple of scores pulling it down, the GAI should show that.
Hello Jeff – I bought a bumper shield 2 years ago and gave it to my sister to install it to her husband’s Honda Pilot. Luckily, it was there because they were hit at the back while waiting on a red light. The Shield was a little bit bent and the rubber shock absorbers need replacement. It just happened a few hours ago. My sister is very thankful for the bumper shield I gave her. And they are now shopping for a front hitch to install your product. Best regards and more power to your company. Teofilo S. PS The car who hit them has a major damage. The Honda Pilot has scratches on the rear bumper and has no structural or major damage.