My 15 year old daughter has ALWAYS struggled with spelling. We've tried so many different things, but nothing has seemed to help her. Now that she's older it's even harder because most spelling programs either feel geared toward younger students or else they're awfully dry. I stumbled upon "Apples Daily Spelling Drills for Secondary Students" this year, and for the first time I'm actually noticing a real change in her spelling. She just spends about 10 minutes each day on the lesson, and all I do is look over the book from time to time to make sure she's keeping up.
I agree! We used the program through Level 4. Then we had to wait about 5 months for Level 5 to be ready and during that time, we had some life changes that made it impossible to use anymore - because I went back to work fulltime and no longer have the time to dedicate to a program like this. But I believe it made a big difference with my LD son and really helped his reading and spelling!
Oh, and I am an affiliate, too!
I can attest that All About Spelling is a fantastic program. I am using it with my 9 year old son who has some minor learning issues, and he is actually starting to be able to spell! We are halfway through Level 2, and I have to say that the program is very carefully laid out to build their spelling skills step-by-step. Also, because there is review built into the program, I'm finding that my son retains how to spell the words he's learned over time.