As my site shows, I believe strongly in homeschooling dyslexic kids. Here are my top 10 reasons why I believe in homeschooling kids with dyslexia.

As my site shows, I believe strongly in homeschooling dyslexic kids. Here are my top 10 reasons why I believe in homeschooling kids with dyslexia.

 

With a site entirely dedicated to homeschooling kids with dyslexia, you probably figured that I must believe pretty strongly in homeschooling dyslexic kids.  However, if you still need convincing, here are my top 10 reasons why I believe that you should homeschool your kids with dyslexia.

Benefits to Homeschooling Kids With Dyslexia

There are many benefits to homeschooling whether your child is dyslexic or not.  However, until the public schools make some major changes in how they help dyslexic students, parents of kids with dyslexia have another option – homeschooling.  Here’s why:

1.  Teaching can be individualized to your child’s unique learning style in all subject areas: reading, spelling, composition and comprehension.

2.  If one method of instruction isn’t working, you don’t have to wait until your child is failing to change it!

3.  Homeschooling allows freedom to provide adequate and timely remediation (remedying) of weak areas like reading, spelling and writing.

4.  Homeschooling allows the freedom to provide meaningful and appropriate accommodation so that these bright students can learn and perform at their intellectual level.

5.  Homeschooling is time efficient and leaves time in the day for kids to focus on areas of interest, which brings confidence and a love of learning.

6.  Homeschooling allows the freedom to plan lessons around those interests.

7.  Homeschooling allows for freedom from being measured against peers, day in and day out, with no learning difficulties and minimizes many of the common emotional issues associated with dyslexia.

8.  Homeschooling allows for your child to work at their own pace using resources that work best with thier individual strengths.

9.  Homeschooling necessarily avoids the rigid scheduling and standardized testing {and the practice of teaching to the test} that is required in the public schools.

10. The extra time spent with your dyslexic child as you homeschool affords parents the benefit of  being able to observe  and pinpoint where their child’s interests and abilities intersect and to take the time to develop these unique gifts.

Making the Decision to Homeschool Your Child With Dyslexia

Every family and every child is unique.  Making the decision to homeschool or to have your child attend a public or private school is a very personal decision.   It is my own experience of homeschooling our 7 kids with dyslexia for the past 20 years that prompts me to say that it is the best method for educating dyslexic kids.

For more information on homeschooling kids with dyslexia, download my free e-book:  Homeschooling With Dyslexia 101:  What you Need to Know About Homeschooling Your Kids With Dyslexia.

How about you?  Do you homeschool your kids with dyslexia?  What has your experience been?