Spelling is a capability, learnt easily by some, and more difficult for others. This way of learning to spell isn’t magical at all, it’s very ordinary.
As far as we know nearly everyone who can spell English words consistently and accurately uses it.
It is only magical for those many people who have tried to use other mental strategies to learn to spell and despite many long hours of study have failed.
These people, many of them very intelligent, are often branded lazy, stupid or careless. They sometimes believe it themselves.
Specific difficulty with spelling may affect many areas of their lives:
- how they think of and esteem themselves as learners;
- the interests they pursue;
- how they are perceived by others;
- and in adulthood, the jobs they might go for.
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