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Understanding Dyslexia

How Dyslexia Affects Math Skills

How Dyslexia Affects Math Skills

Imagine my joy at discovering that my kids were a part of the 20-60% of kids with dyslexia who also have dyscalculia! Now alongside teaching struggling readers, I'm teaching kids who struggle with math as well. Sigh... The longer I teach my kids with dyslexia, the...

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Dyslexia:  Mastering Math

Dyslexia: Mastering Math

Is your dyslexic child struggling with math? Here are some tips to help you teach math to your students with dyslexia . Although the term 'dyslexia' refers to difficulty with reading and language (dis = poor or inadequate and  lexia = words or language), it effects...

Homeschooling With Dyslexia:  How We Teach Math

Homeschooling With Dyslexia: How We Teach Math

Wondering how to teach math to your child with dyslexia in your homeschool? Use multi-sensory techniques and help your dyslexic child learn math. I'm sharing exactly how we teach math in our homeschool. Thank you for joining me for day 2 of a 5-day series on...

Trouble With Math? Understanding Dyscalculia

Trouble With Math? Understanding Dyscalculia

I get a lot of emails from concerned parents whose kids with dyslexia are also struggling with math. There are a variety of reasons a child with dyslexia will have trouble with math, sometimes known as dyscalculia. It is super helpful to understand more about...

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Kids Homeschool Assessment

Kids Homeschool Assessment

You know the old saying "Ain't Mom happy, ain't no one happy"? In my 30 years of parenting, I have come to understand that "Ain't the kids happy, ain't no one happy" is also true. Do this quick Kids Homeschool Assessment to find out how your kids really feel about...

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A Common Problem With Homeschooling Dyslexic Kids

A Common Problem With Homeschooling Dyslexic Kids

I was meeting with a local homeschool mama recently. We've been meeting periodically to talk about her dyslexic son's learning and the best ways to individualize his education to meet his needs. The truth is, individualizing a child's learning environment to meet...

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How Dyslexia Affects Math Skills

How Dyslexia Affects Math Skills

Imagine my joy at discovering that my kids were a part of the 20-60% of kids with dyslexia who also have dyscalculia! Now alongside teaching struggling readers, I'm teaching kids who struggle with math as well. Sigh... The longer I teach my kids with dyslexia, the...

Life Skills

Motivating Struggling Learners

Motivating Struggling Learners

I hear from parents every week whose are having trouble motivating their struggling learners. While they’re not outright refusing to learn, they’re bored, uninterested, and often procrastinate getting started and finishing assignments. If you prefer to listen to this...

How to Unschool With Sue Patterson

How to Unschool With Sue Patterson

If you have ever been interested in how to unschool full-time or even temporarily (sometimes referred to as deschooling) you will want to listen to this interview with the amazing Sue Patterson from Unschooling Mom 2 Mom. Watch the video below or listen to the audio...

Unschooling the Struggling Learner

Unschooling the Struggling Learner

Kids struggle with learning for all sorts of reasons. Their struggles can stem from poor (even traumatic) school experiences, illnesses of various types, or learning differences like dyslexia and ADHD. Whatever your story is, unschooling is a great option for all...