Summer Coaching Intensives

  • Are you overwhelmed with homeschooling your kids with dyslexia and ADHD?
  • Do you desire support from someone who has been there?
  • Would you like to be part of a group of like-minded parents on the same journey ?
Choose your Cohort!

Join one of our summer coaching intensives and get the support you need to create a more purposeful, organized, and peaceful homeschool plan.

    Meet Your Guide

    Hello! I’m Marianne Sunderland. I’m the mom of seven beyond-the-box learners. I’ve been on a journey of educating my unique learners for over 27 years.

    Over the years, I have learned much through research and classes, eventually becoming a certified Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia tutor. My books, Dyslexia 101, What is Dyslexia, and No More School, have helped thousands of parents and teachers understand learning differences.

    I am thrilled to be offering personalized coaching to parents and teachers who desire to give their unique and gifted yet struggling learners the gift of understanding and empowerment.

    - Marianne Sunderland

    Founder, Homeschooling with Dyslexia

    Here’s What You’ll Learn…

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    1. What kinds of learning to prioritize during each age range.

    Kids with learning differences learn on a different timeline than traditional learners. Individualizing your child’s learning by being able to teach your kids at their level is one of the huge benefits of homeschooling. However, many homeschool parents are overwhelmed by feelings of being behind or not getting enough done. This session will help you to develop clear, meaningful priorities for your unique family’s needs.

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    2. Which teaching methods and curriculum are a good fit for your children.

    Homeschooling also allows parents the freedom to use curriculum and methods that best fit their kids’ unique learning needs. You will learn how to choose methods and curricula that provide a targeted and individualized learning environment for your kids. You will also learn tips and tricks for modifying any curriculum so that your kids are being appropriately challenged while they learn at home.

     

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    3. How to handle common problem areas unique to each stage of learning.

    Let’s be honest. Teaching kids with language-based learning difficulties isn’t always easy. In this session, we will troubleshoot problem areas you are experiencing.

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    4. Begin to form a clear plan for your homeschool.

    Use the information from the past sessions combined with assessments of your own homeschool to plan for next semester. You can have a more peaceful, purposeful homeschool!

    What’s Covered in Each Group

    Elementary Cohorts

    • Learn what things to prioritize throughout the school years K-12 with an emphasis on the elementary school years.
    • Learn about the unique learning needs of kids ages 5-10 based on brain development and how that is affected by the unique learning dynamics of kids with language-based learning differences.
    • Get an idea of what to expect in the elementary years. Kids with learning differences like dyslexia and ADHD learn on a different trajectory. Learn what is normal and when to get help if needed.
    • Learn ways kids ages 5-10 learn best. For example, the elementary years are great for being exposed to lots of different ideas. No need for a complete curriculum for each subject during these years.
    • How to handle the increased need for remediation in reading and spelling.
    • How to get more done in your days.
    • How to balance the needs of all your kids or multiple kids with dyslexia.
    • Learn what methods and curricula are a good fit for dyslexic kids this age. Get specific ideas for curricula to try.
    • Get your specific questions answered in a group coaching format. 
    • Learn and be encouraged with other parents on the journey with you.
    • Troubleshooting topics: feeling behind, reading instruction taking too much of the day, kids not making progress, how to add enjoyment to learning, handling resistance, testing questions, any other questions you may have!

    Middle School Cohorts

    • Learn what to prioritize throughout the school years K-12 with an emphasis on the middle school years.
    • Learn about the unique learning needs of kids ages 11-13 based on brain development and how that is affected by the unique learning dynamics of kids with language-based learning differences.
    • Learn what kind of learning to expect in the middle school years. Kids with learning differences like dyslexia and ADHD learn on a different trajectory. Learn what is normal and when to get help if needed.
    • Learn what methods and curricula are a good fit for dyslexic kids this age. Get specific ideas for curricula to try.
    • Get your specific questions answered in a group coaching format. 
    • Learn and be encouraged with other parents on the journey with you.
    • Troubleshooting topics: handling ‘teen issues’, fostering motivation and independence, kids who are still not reading fluently, preparing for higher-level learning, social and emotional struggles, and any other issues you may have!

    High School Cohorts

    • Learn what to prioritize throughout the school years with an emphasis on the high school years.
    • Learn about the unique learning needs of kids ages 14-18 based on brain development and how that is affected by the unique learning dynamics of kids with language-based learning differences.
    • Learn what kind of learning to expect in the high school years. Kids with learning differences like dyslexia and ADHD learn on a different trajectory. Learn what is normal and when to get help if needed.
    • Learn what methods and curricula are a good fit for dyslexic kids this age. Get specific ideas for curricula to try.
    • Get your questions answered in a group coaching format. 
    • Learn and be encouraged with other parents on the journey with you.
    • Troubleshooting areas: motivation, independent learning, meeting graduation requirements, planning for after high school, and any other issues you may have!

    Here’s how the Summer Coaching Works:

    • Each cohort (group) will meet once a week for 4 weeks.
    • Cohorts are organized by age range: elementary, middle, and high school.
    • Sign up below by choosing which level best meets your needs: Elementary, Middle School, or High School.
    • Choose a cohort: June, July, or August
    • Receive an email with instructions for accessing the teaching sessions.
    • Teaching sessions will be taught live followed by up to 60-minute coaching time.

    FAQS

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    1. I have kids in several age ranges. Which level should I choose?

    Choose the one that has you most concerned or take the next level in another month.

    2. What are your qualifications?

    I am a certified Orton-Gillingham dyslexia tutor with over 25 years of experience homeschooling my own 8 kids – 7 with dyslexia and ADHD. Five of our kids have graduated from homeschool high school and are doing well in their college and careers. 

    3. What time will you be meeting?

    Groups will meet once per week from 8:00-9:30am Pacific.

    See individual sign-ups for exact days and times.

    4. What if I can’t make it to the live meetings?

    All meetings will be recorded and the replay made accessible within 24 hours of our meeting.

    Get the guidance and knowledge you need to plan a purposeful, more peaceful homeschool. Sign up today!

    Elementary Cohorts

    Elementary Planning: $97.00

    • Access to 4 weekly trainings 
    • Weekly homework assignments (optional)
    • Lists of resources
    • Personal group coaching from Marianne
    • Reduced cost (save 50%) on private coaching for members ($75/hour)

    Meeting times: Tuesdays 8-9:30am Pacific

    Middle School Cohorts

    Middle School Planning: $97.00

    • Access to 4 weekly trainings 
    • Weekly homework assignments (optional)
    • Lists of resources
    • Personal group coaching from Marianne
    • Reduced cost (save 50%) private coaching for members ($75/hour)

    Meeting times: Wednesdays 8-9:30am Pacific

    High School Cohorts

    High School Planning: $97.00

    • Access to 4 weekly trainings 
    • Weekly homework assignments (optional)
    • Lists of resources
    • Personal group coaching from Marianne
    • Reduced cost (save 50%) private coaching for members ($75/hour)

    Meeting times: Thursdays 8-9:30am Pacific