This got me thinking about a time many years ago that I was hospitalized for pneumonia. My husband took me to the ER because I couldn't walk from the living room to the bathroom without stopping to rest...and my house is not very big! At the hospital, I was given a spirometer to help strengthen my lungs. Why couldn't the same thing work for Holly?
I was now adding diagnostician to my list of titles...but I guess it is not really an addition. I've been looking closely at my struggling readers to determine what it is that might be a reason for their struggles. And really, isn't a diagnostician what all teachers should be? We see where our students are, we find the areas that they are lacking skill and knowledge, and we try to find ways to meet the learning struggles they face.
|She can get it to the goal height but she can't hold it there long enough yet.|
It's a little early to tell if the spirometer is working; she's been doing it for about for seven days (split by a weekend in which she noticed a decline) and I won't be doing an ORF check for a couple of weeks. She and I are both excited to see if it improves her word count.