Understanding Dyslexia

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...

Informal Reading Assessments

Informal Reading Assessments

Have you ever wondered at what grade level your child is reading? Have you wanted a way to measure your child's reading progress? Informal reading assessments can be a valuable way to see how your child is progressing. Assessments can also show you areas where you...

Learning Disability or Learning Difference?

Learning Disability or Learning Difference?

Kids with learning difficulties are often labeled as having a learning disability. What if we looked at them instead as having a learning difference? Early on in our days of homeschooling, my creative, entrepreneurial, and dyslexic husband bought a boat, we moved o...

Dyslexia Success Starts With This One Thing

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?

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

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...

The People Smarts: People & Self Intelligences

The People Smarts: People & Self Intelligences

Welcome to the 5th and final post in the Understanding Multiple Intelligences 5-day series! Read the whole series from the beginning here. In the first post of the series, we talked about what the theory of Multiple Intelligencesis and how it can transform the way you...