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Special Needs Students – The Advantages of Homeschooling

While every child is special and has specific needs, some students learn differently than others. Students with special needs may have learning delays or behavior challenges, or they may work on a level that is different from their peers. At Calvert, we understand the challenges facing students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD, ADHD, Autism, learning difficulties, […]

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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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Special Needs Homeschool: Homeschooling a Child With Learning Disabilities

Homeschooling a child – let alone one with special needs – can be challenging, to say the least. Many parents aren’t sure where to start or how to effectively teach their child. Yet, numerous children with learning disabilities are successfully taught at home. In fact, these children generally perform better when learning from home rather than in […]

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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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Decoding Solutions for Struggling Readers

“I hate reading. Don’t make me do it. I don’t want to read anymore.” These are not simply the sounds of an obstinate child. If you’ve heard this before, and are hearing it frequently, then your child may be in need of some extra help. Dyslexic children often have difficulty with decoding, which is important […]

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Testing for Reading Disabilities: Home-School Reading Assessment Tips

Do you think your child may be suffering from a learning disability in reading? Does he put up a fight when it’s time to read? Does it seem to take an unusually long time to complete reading assignments? If you suspect that your child is struggling with reading, you may want to consider testing for […]

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Learning Disorders: Reading Below Grade Level

Your child has a learning disorder and is reading below grade level. You wonder if there is any way to get him back on track. You wonder if he’ll always struggle. Don’t despair. There are ways to help your child become more fluent, gain comprehension, and increase his reading level.  Not only will daily reading […]

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