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Best Books on Dyslexia for Parents

Best Books on Dyslexia for Parents

Nothing has had a greater impact on the success of my homeschool than learning about dyslexia and how these bright but struggling students learn. Since it's World Book Day in the USA today, I thought I'd share my picks for the best books on dyslexia for parents. We...

Informal Reading Assessments

Informal Reading Assessments

Have you ever wondered at what grade level your child is reading? Have you wanted a way to measure your child's reading progress? Informal reading assessments can be a valuable way to see how your child is progressing. Assessments can also show you areas where you...

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The Truth About Dyslexia and Spelling

The Truth About Dyslexia and Spelling

For most people with dyslexia, reading improves steadily over time. Also for many dyslexics, spelling does not. Spelling continues to be a problem for many people with dyslexia throughout their lifetime. That will be the topic of this week's Mailbox Monday: "My...

Choosing a Homeschool Science Curriculum

Choosing a Homeschool Science Curriculum

The way I choose a homeschool Science curriculum is very similar to the way I choose a homeschool History curriculum. Following the guidelines I shared in my previous post, Choosing Homeschool Curriculum: A Grade-by-Grade Guide, I focus on different priorities during...

Choosing a Homeschool History Curriculum

Choosing a Homeschool History Curriculum

There are a ton of options for choosing a homeschool history curriculum for kids with dyslexia. In my previous post, the Grade-by-Grade Homeschool Curriculum Guide  we talked about what areas to focus on grade-by-grade. Homeschool History Curriculum for the...

By The Grade

Homeschool Kindergarten:  Curriculum and Methods

Homeschool Kindergarten: Curriculum and Methods

When I first started homeschooling I was absurdly anxious about homeschooling Kindergarten.  A lot has changed since then. Nowadays when I have a new Kindergartener to teach, I hardly give it a thought because teaching Kindergarten has become simply a natural...

Teaching Tips

Do Colored Overlays Help With Dyslexia?

Do Colored Overlays Help With Dyslexia?

Have you wondered if colored lenses or overlays could help your child with dyslexia? The quick answer is no. But keep reading to see if colored overlays might still help your struggling reader. Dyslexia and Vision Problems Research on dyslexia has shown that dyslexia...

8 Things I do Each Day With my Dyslexic Reader

8 Things I do Each Day With my Dyslexic Reader

These are the daily habits that help my dyslexic reader to be more successful. I have been homeschooling kids with dyslexia for over 20 years!  Where did the time go? I am mainly focused these days on my 9 and 12-year-old sons.  One of these guys is moderately...

A Day in the Life of our Homeschool With Dyslexia

I love seeing how other families homeschool. Day-in-the-life posts are a fun way to peek into someone else's day. Remember, there is no one way to homeschool successfully. You may think our routine is wonderful or horrible. Hopefully, you will be encouraged that...

Encouragement

Can I Really Homeschool my Child With Dyslexia?

Can I Really Homeschool my Child With Dyslexia?

Can parents teach their kids with dyslexia? Teaching a child with dyslexia to read, write, and spell is a challenge, yes, but with the individualized attention that is inherent in the homeschool environment, not only is it possible, it can actually be the best path...

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Using Games to Improve Memory and Learning

Using Games to Improve Memory and Learning

Kids who are smart but struggle to learn often have underlying weaknesses in their working memory. Here are some simple games that can be played at home to improve memory. Working memory is the ability to hold pieces of information in your mind (remembering) while...

Life Skills

Using Games to Improve Memory and Learning

Using Games to Improve Memory and Learning

Kids who are smart but struggle to learn often have underlying weaknesses in their working memory. Here are some simple games that can be played at home to improve memory. Working memory is the ability to hold pieces of information in your mind (remembering) while...

Best Books on Dyslexia for Parents

Best Books on Dyslexia for Parents

Nothing has had a greater impact on the success of my homeschool than learning about dyslexia and how these bright but struggling students learn. Since it's World Book Day in the USA today, I thought I'd share my picks for the best books on dyslexia for parents. We...