Originally Posted by Nicole-Brittany
Is there such a thing as a spelling disability? I am doing very well in school however I can't spell anything. Everyone just tells me to work harder at it but there is really nothing I can do. It is really annoying because on tests that is like the only thing that i lose marks on. Also, when I am really tired I tend to reverse my letters. Like instead of writing "cat" I would write "cta". Just wondering because I am sick of losing marks over this. No matter how hard I try i just can't do it.
You could have dyslexia. Also how is your reading skills? Usually the 2 are related. You may not notice it at much with reading if you are using surrounding information to understand the text. Do you read for enjoyment or only if you have to? Do you understand everything you read?
If it is only a matter of spelling only, it may be a problem with memorization skills. Basically, we are taught to read and write using phonics(sounding things out) but there are so many exceptions to the rule. Most people just memorize how words are spelled, it has nothing to do with how words sound. Maybe you can use the computer for papers and use the spell check. Or keep a list of words you spell wrong a lot and have it on hand to refer to. Also a pocket dictionary is helpful.