Understanding Dyslexia

Dyslexia Success Starts With This One Thing

When I first started homeschooling 22 years ago I didn't even know that there were smart people who struggled to learn. School was always easy for me and I was one of the 'good students'. I found it easy to sit still, pay attention, follow directions, and learn in a...

Late Bloomer or Struggling Learner?

Have you ever been told that your struggling learner may just be a late bloomer? While that is a comforting thought and takes some pressure off of us, it is a common misconception with serious consequences. My boys started annual testing with their educational...

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...

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... If you prefer to listen to this post, click on...