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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...

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Overcoming Writing Obstacles: A Step-by-Step Guide

Do you struggle teaching writing to your kids with dyslexia? Does the writing process seem overwhelming to you? This step-by-step guide to overcoming writing obstacles with kids with dyslexia and dysgraphia will show you how. I was chatting with a homeschool mom...

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...

By The Grade

Homeschooling Kids With Dyslexia:  Grades 1 – 3

Homeschooling Kids With Dyslexia: Grades 1 – 3

What to expect, setting goals and the best curriculum choices for homeschooling kids with dyslexia in grades 1 - 3. I am a firm believer in the benefits of homeschooling kids with dyslexia.  I should know really.  I've been homeschooling kids with dyslexia...

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

My 4 Top Priorities as I Teach My Kids With Dyslexia

My 4 Top Priorities as I Teach My Kids With Dyslexia

As parents (or teachers) of kids who are bright but struggle we are always on the lookout for the best methods for teaching our kids with dyslexia. Here are the 4 top priorities for me as I homeschool my kids with dyslexia every day. I get emails every week asking me...

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...

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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...

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...