I work in the schools and work with several students who are terrible spellers. I was mostly asking for myself and if there is anyway to help my son be a better speller. He is in the 6th grade and I worry about his future and also in high school. He spells phonetically and if there are words that you don't really hear a vowel sound he doesn't even put one in (ex. bird would be brd). Any suggestions would be great.