Educational Option for Kids With Dyslexia

If you are visiting this site today, chances are you either already are homeschooling or are considering homeschooling your dyslexic child or grandchild. Our school system is failing our kids, despite good intentions, and until that changes, parents are being faced with the responsibility of forging a new path for their struggling kids.

What are the educational options for a parent of a dyslexic child?

There are essentially three options for families in this situation:

Specialized Dyslexia Schools
There are a few schools specifically designed to teach dyslexic students. Click here for a list of private dyslexia schools.  Although excellent, these schools tend to be very expensive.

Hire a Private Tutor
Parents of dyslexic kids can find and hire a private tutor, better known as an educational therapist or certified dyslexia tutor,  for their kids. Many parents tend to resist this option because we have been raised to believe that the public schools are the educational experts and that they will provide the best options for our kids.  Unfortunately, this is not always the case.  If your child is not receiving the help that he or she needs within their public or private school setting, they will greatly benefit from being taught by someone who understands dyslexia and its accompanying issues. Time is of the essence. The sooner you intervene on behalf of your child, the better. However, since dyslexia affects many facets of a child’s learning experience aside from reading, there is another option.

Homeschooling the Dyslexic Child
Dyslexia does not just affect a person’s ability to read.  It can also affect, spelling, handwriting, math and organizational skills.  Although very bright, dyslexic kids learn differently.  The freedom to individualize your child’s education by homeschooling allows for children to be taught at their own pace with the methods in which they learn best.

Having homeschooled 7 dyslexic kids over the past 20 years, I am a huge believer in homeschooling dyslexic children because of the simple fact that dyslexic children thrive in the homeschool environment.

Benefits to Homeschooling a Child With Dyslexia

  • Allows for the necessary individualized instruction in all subject areas: reading, spelling, composition and comprehension.
  • Allows for kids to focus on areas of interest and for lessons to be planned around those interests.
  • Allows for freedom from being measured against peers, day in and day out, with no learning difficulties.
  • Allows for your child to work at their own pace using resources that work best with thier individual strengths.
  • Homeschooling necessarily avoids the rigid scheduling and standardized testing {and the practice of teaching to the test} that is required in the public schools.

How On Earth do I get Started Homeschooling my Kids With Dyslexia?

I get emails every day asking this question.  That is why I created this free ebook.  Homeschooling With Dyslexia 101:  What You Need to Know About Homeschooling Your Kids With Dyslexia includes the following information:

  • Encouragement and statistics to help you overcome your doubts about homeschooling
  • Understanding legalities
  • How to create a positive learning environment
  • The best teaching methods for kids with dyslexia
  • How to find the right curriculum
  • How to set realistic goals
  • How to create a schedule that really works

Download your free copy today!

For more information on homeschooling with dyslexia, visit my Dyslexia FAQs page. My book, Dyslexia 101: Truths, Myths and What Really Works, is available here. If you are interested in a private consultation to discuss your unique family situation, visit my Homeschool Consulting Page.

What are the educational options for kids who don't learn like 80% of other students? Here are Educational Options for Kids with Dyslexia