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Special Needs Homeschooling: Signs of Dyslexia

Is your child struggling to read, spell, or write? Is he or she having trouble with math as well? Such struggles could be early indicators that your child is suffering from dyslexia, one of the most common learning disorders in children. Although this learning disability is often misunderstood- kids are perceived as ‘lazy’ or ‘slow’-research […]

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Language Tools for Working With Dyslexic Children

Everyone learns differently. What works for one child may not produce the same results for the next. There are, however, several language tools and techniques that parents can try at home when working with their dyslexic children, whether they are homeschooling full-time or just working with them after school. Most of them can be used […]

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Dyslexia Homeschool Curriculum: The Benefits to Teaching Your Child at Home

Imagine a child struggling to read aloud, sitting in a classroom with other children. As if his nervousness were not enough, the snickering in the background only increases his anxiety and frustration. Unable to continue, the child gazes up at the teacher with tear-filled eyes as if to say, “Please, no more.” The teacher finally […]

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Mind Maps at Home: Helping the Student With a Reading Disability

Have you ever watched a movie where you just can’t follow the plot? No matter how hard you try to focus and pay attention, very little about the movie is making sense. This is what reading is like for a child who struggles with reading comprehension. If your child continually expresses a dislike for reading […]

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Dyslexia Homeschooling: Multisensory Approach Can Help Your Child Learn

See Jane run. The dog says woof! I before E, except after C. These popular phrases come easily for most of us. But for a child with dyslexia, mastering even simple sentences like these can be difficult. A different neural pattern within the brain makes it harder for dyslexic children to process letters, numbers, and […]

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