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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

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?...

How to Homeschool Your Dyslexic 7th Grader

I've been getting a lot of emails recently asking how we homeschool our dyslexic kids in 7th grade.  I think that the concern lies in that we know our kids are getting older and that more and more is going to be required of them academically in the coming years.  If...

Teaching Tips

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...

5 Days to a More Confident Homeschool

Would you like to have a more confident homeschool? When we first started homeschooling 20+ years ago, I had big plans. Yup, my kids were going to be the super kids whose knowledge and educational excellence would set me apart from others. Education had been very...

How to Teach Sight Words to Kids With Dyslexia

  Hello and welcome back to day 4 of our 5-day series on How to Teach Kids With Dyslexia to Read.  Click here to read the series from the beginning. Today we're looking at an extremely effective way to teach sight words to kids with dyslexia.   What Are...

Encouragement

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

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...

Logic of English Foundations Review

After homeschooling kids with dyslexia for over 20+ years, I have seen just about every reading curriculum on the planet! And before I learned about the kinds of reading programs that really work, I tried just about everything on the market too. This post contains...