The 5-Course Foundation Bundle includes:
- Course 1: Understanding Dyslexia
- Course 2: Teaching Them So They Learn
- Course 3: Reading Instruction That Works
- Course 4: Building Fluency & Comprehension
- Course 5: Teaching Spelling
- A free download of my book, Dyslexia 101: Truths, Myths, and What Really Works.
All courses include:
- approximately 1-hour of video instruction
- downloadable audio file
- downloadable PDF outline for easy note-taking
- access to a private Facebook group for course members only
Here’s How It All Works
Once you purchase the bundle, you will create a login username and password so that you can have access to the courses at any time. Just come back to HomeschoolingWithDyslexia.com and go to the ‘Account’ tab at the top of the homepage for access. All courses are based on research-based methods of teaching dyslexics and a plethora of my own unique, personal 20 years of experience. This is an opportunity for you to learn what has taken me many years to learn – how to teach dyslexic kids so that they can learn and thrive with tips and strategies along the way. You could use trial and error to learn what this class will teach you or you can sign up and get started on the path to transforming your own homeschool today. All course descriptions are below:
Course One: Understanding Dyslexia
- To more fully understand the many facets of the dyslexic mind
- To understand how dyslexics learn and methods you can implement today to dramatically improve learning
- To be aware of the other areas affected by dyslexia
- To better understand and nurture the seldom mentioned, inherent strengths of the dyslexic mind
You will leave this course feeling educated and empowered to help the dyslexic people in your life. You will be able to reject the myths and embrace the strengths associated with dyslexia so your kids can live and learn freely.
Course Two: Teaching Them So They Learn
- Making the decision to homeschool, including how to answer any critics that insist that the schools are the educational experts.
- The truth about the state of special education in our public schools.
- Common emotional issues for parents and kids and how to overcome them.
- How to get started homeschooling; including legalities and finding local support.
- Tips on finding and modifying homeschool curriculum for the dyslexic student.
- Teaching methods, including how to balance accommodations and remediations.
- When to get help in the form of diagnostic testing and educational therapy.
- Strategies for getting it all done.
Course Three: Reading Instruction That Works
When we first learned that our oldest son had dyslexia over 15 years ago, I didn’t know the first thing about dyslexia let alone how to teach them to read. Now, 7 dyslexic kids later, I’ve learned a thing or two. In this course, Reading Instruction That Works, you will learn to:
- Understand the research about dyslexia so you can evaluate the myriads of programs, supplements and services that are offered to parents of dyslexics.
- Understand the research-based methods of reading instruction that really work with the dyslexic learner.
- Find a program, curriculum or other service to fit your family’s needs.
- How much does dyslexia remediation cost?
- How long does it take?
- What about those ‘alternative’ treatments and therapies? Do they work? How can we know?
Course Four: Teaching Spelling From Remediation to Accommodation
Accommodation is finding ways to accommodate a particular weakness so that a student can perform at their intellectual ability. Examples of accommodations for spelling are allowing the use of phonetic spell checkers or speech to text technology that takes speech and converts it into text. Finding a good balance between remediation and accommodation is never more important than with the issue of spelling.
What you will learn in this class:
- why people with dyslexia struggle with spelling
- the best methods for teaching spelling
- the power of studying morphology and etymology with your dyslexic students
- 3 simple ways to teach morphology to your students
- the best accommodations for students with dyslexia
- how to balance accommodations with remediation
Course Five: Building Fluency and Comprehension
Research is clear that when students with dyslexia receive explicit instruction with methods that work, they can learn to read and write and spell. However, for some dyslexics, fluency is never reached, a fate that negatively affects them in many ways. In this class you will learn:
- what reading fluency is and how it develops
- how fluency affects comprehension
- nine of the most effective, research-based methods for increasing reading fluency
- easy-to-implement methods to enhance your child’s reading comprehension at home