Teaching Tips

A Day in the Life of Our Homeschool With Dyslexia

A Day in the Life of Our Homeschool With Dyslexia

One thing I've always loved to read is homeschool day-in-the-life posts. There's just something fascinating about seeing how other families teach their kids at home. I've been writing my own day-in-the-life posts since 2012. I just went back and read some of them and...

When Orton-Gillingham Isn’t Enough

When Orton-Gillingham Isn’t Enough

Several years ago, one of our kids was majorly struggling with learning to read, despite 3 years of intense professional Orton-Gillingham (OG) reading instruction. In fact, at 11-years-old, he was still struggling to do much more than sound out three letter words! It...

Visual Processing and How it Affects Learning

Visual Processing and How it Affects Learning

Does your child think that a square and a circle look the same? Does he bump into things, spill things, or seem unaware of where objects are in relation to his body?  Does he skip words or entire lines when reading, or read the same sentence over?  All of these issues...

Auditory Processing and Learning Struggles

Auditory Processing and Learning Struggles

Do you have a child that has trouble following directions, keeping up with conversations or understanding jokes, or has trouble with reading, spelling, speaking, or rhyming? These could be a sign of auditory processing weakness or auditory processing disorder which...

Working Memory and Learning Struggles

Working Memory and Learning Struggles

Do you have a child who fails to follow directions despite repeated instruction, has difficulty staying on task, has a poor attention to detail, or often looses track of their belongings? Weak working memory may be at the root of their struggles. If you would prefer...