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Q: My fifth-grader's spelling is at a second-grade level. Are there any spelling programs out there that can help him improve?
A: As a general tool to help students improve their spelling, I like the Scientific Spelling Program by Suzanne Carreker. You can get more information about it by going to http://www.neuhaus.org.
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For more than 20 years, Eileen Marzola has worked with children and adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, and with their parents and teachers. She has been a regular education classroom teacher, a consultant teacher/resource teacher, an educational evaluator/diagnostician, and has also taught graduate students at the university level. Marzola is an adjunct assistant professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Hunter College of the City University of New York. She also maintains a private practice in the evaluation and teaching of children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.