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Understanding Dyslexia

How and When to Hire a Dyslexia Tutor

Teaching reading to a dyslexic learner takes time, dedication and hard work.  There is no quick fix and if anyone tells you that there is, they are probably trying to sell you something that you don’t need.    It was once believed that a child may outgrow his or her...

By The Subject

Choosing a Homeschool Math Curriculum

If you're planning and purchasing homeschool curriculum for kids with dyslexia, be sure to check out the first post in this series - Choosing Homeschool Curriculum: a Grade-by-Grade Guide. It is full of big-picture ideas about where to focus your priorities during...

4 Ways to Teach Math Without a Math Program

Kids who struggle with math often use immature math strategies and need to be taught more effective ways of solving problems to get caught up on math. Here are some ways to teach math without a math program. Summer is just around the corner and everyone is talking...

By The Grade

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 for the...

Classical Conversations and Dyslexia

After homeschooling kids with dyslexia for 20 years, I’ve tried just about every homeschool curriculum out there.  At least it feels that way and a quick look at my bookshelves pretty much confirms it.  Trying, tweaking and switching out homeschool curricula is just...

Homeschool Preschool: Curriculum and Methods

Should your child go to preschool? The fact is, there is no evidence that healthy children from healthy homes benefit from attending preschool at all. Consider homeschool preschool instead. Why talk about choosing to homeschool your preschoolers you might ask?...

Teaching Tips

How Important is Academic Success?

How important is academic success to overall success? The answer may surprise you! We're continuing our 5-days to a more confident homeschool series. Read the entire series starting here. I'm going to start this post with a story - my story actually. It's important...

Help! My Homeschooler is ‘Behind’

One sure way to lose confidence in your homeschool is to worry that your homeschooled child is behind grade level. Welcome back to the 5-Days to a More Confident Homeschool Series!  This week we're looking at the things that trip us up and knock our confidence as we...

Helping the Discouraged Learner

How our kids react to learning plays a huge part in how effective our teaching is. When our kids are discouraged learners, our teaching is ineffective and this is one of the biggest reasons we lack confidence as we homeschool our kids with dyslexia. Yesterday we...

Encouragement

Homeschooling When You Want to Quit

It's early September and I've already seriously considered putting one of my kids in school. It probably has a lot to do with the age of said child - 15 going on 25 - but 3 weeks into the school year does seem rather soon to consider quitting homeschooling. I actually...

The 5 Pillars of a Thriving Homeschool

Are you surviving rather than thriving in your homeschool? I get emails all the time from homeschool parents with stories like this: "I feel like I know what needs to get done, but because of my kids' dyslexia, I can't quite do it. Everything takes too much of me. ...

Resources & Reviews

Meet the New, Improved All About Reading!

Our family has used and loved the All About Reading reading program for years. They just rolled out a new improved edition that I know you're going to love!   Have you heard the news? There's a buzz going around the homeschool community about the latest release...

Learn Math Facts Easily With Times Alive

  Although 7 of my 8 kids have dyslexia, most of them had little trouble with math, that is until it came time to learn their math facts. Honestly I'm not sure why this is, but I have a few theories: Weak processing and information retrieval make recalling the...

Life Skills

Teaching Textbooks 3.0 Review + Giveaway!

If you’ve been around the Homeschooling With Dyslexia web site for long, you know that I am a long time fan of the Teaching Textbooks math curriculum. We’ve been using all of the levels from grade 3 - Algebra 2 successfully since 2006. We’ve seen many improvements in...