Have a question? We are here to help you. Click here to contact us.

Merit Question and Answer
12 year old has always had a problem with reading and writing


Area of Concern: Reading Fundamentals

Submitted by: Parent

Grade Level: Middle School

Competency: Below Level

My son is 12 and in 8th grade. Has always had a problem with reading and writing. He cannot spell very well and cannot write an essay. He has been in resource classes for 4 years. Can you help?



Thanks for your inquiry. We have helped many students improve their reading skills.Our most popular program for this purpose is Reading Shape-Up, which helps with reading comprehension and develops students’ confidence as readers. Students work on sequence, main idea, fact-opinion, factual recall, and inference in the program. It is designed for students reading at 3rd through 8th grade levels.

We’ve helped many students to improve their writing skills.Our most popular program for this purpose is Paragraph Punch. The program helps students develop their paragraph writing skills. Students learn how to write an effective paragraph-through reasons, details, sequence, example, and cause and effects. The software is designed for students in grades 5 through 10.

Merit Software's Solutions lists many more programs can help with your educational success. For a complete list, please visit Merit Solutions.

Did this Question and Answer item help?
Click here to ask your own question.

Important Disclaimer:
Answers and comments provided are general information and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, or other professional advice.