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Homeschooling a Child with Dyslexia

Homeschooling a Child with Dyslexia
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Whether you were already homeschooling when you discovered your child had dyslexia, or began homeschooling because of the diagnosis, Time4Learning understands that information is power. Taking your child’s education into your own hands is responsibility enough without the additional concern of a learning difference.

Although certainly students with dyslexia have unique learning strengths, they also can have challenges in absorbing and retaining what they learn, particularly in subjects like:

Keep in mind, however, that there is no better ratio for educational success than 1:1. Being able to customize an education to your child’s specific needs is what homeschooling is all about. Positive outcomes begin with having the right blend of teaching style, curriculum, and a keen understanding of how your child/teen learns best. For instance, you have complete control over the materials you teach with and can even choose targeted homeschool curriculum for dyslexia.

If you are exploring the option of homeschooling your child with dyslexia, the following information can help.

How to Start Homeschooling a Student with Dyslexia

Ready to begin homeschooling a child or teen with a diagnosis of dyslexia? The first steps to take are:

  • If possible, have a complete evaluation done by a reading specialist to get a clear picture of your student’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Research the resources available to you (some states give homeschoolers with learning disabilities access to special services).
  • Comply with the specific homeschool laws in your state.
  • Choose a blend of homeschool curriculum that will best meet your child’s learning needs.
  • Start your homeschool adventure!

Strategies for Teaching Reading to Students with Dyslexia

Traditional methods for teaching a child to read dont always apply when homeschooling a dyslexic child. Instead, you want to capitalize on the specific strengths of your student and choose the type of curriculum that will work best for his/her learning disability. Start helping your child with dyslexia improve reading.

How to Help Dyslexic Students with Writing

When it comes to teaching writing to students with dyslexia, learning tools and assistive technology can make all the difference. Knowing what resources are available to you will help you customize a homeschool plan to your specific child. Start helping your child with dyslexia improve writing.

Teaching Grammar to Students with Dyslexia

Wondering how to teach a dyslexic child the finer points of capitalization, parts of speech, and other grammar and mechanics? It all comes down to using the techniques that best fit your students learning style. Start helping your child with dyslexia improve grammar.

Teaching Math to Students with Dyslexia

Dyslexia doesnt affect only a students reading and writing; it can even make learning math challenging. But as with most subjects affected by dyslexia, curriculum choice can make a significant difference in math success. Learn how to teach math to your student with dyslexia.

Best Homeschool Curriculum Options for Students with Dyslexia

Because there is no single way that dyslexia affects learning, there is also no single best curriculum for dyslexia. However, by tuning in to your child or teen’s specific strengths and weaknesses, and personal preferences, you can customize the best homeschool curriculum options for your unique student.

Online courses, interactive videos, personal computers, laptops, and tablet devices provide exciting and engaging materials that children with dyslexia often thrive with. But all these new methods often confuse parents, especially those who are new homeschoolers. Eventually, parents come to realize that mixing different tools and activities usually keeps their children stimulated and eager to learn. For more information, review How to Build the Best Homeschool Curriculum for PreK-12.

Time4Learning Online Homeschool for Dyslexia

Time4Learning has quickly become a popular homeschool curriculum for dyslexic students. Even though dyslexia is the most commonly diagnosed learning disability, it doesn’t mean that your child can or should be pigeonholed. Every child has individual educational needs, and Time4Learning’s customizable format has become a favorite for families homeschooling a child with dyslexia.

Parents and students appreciate that the Time4Learning curriculum:

  • Proceeds at the student’s own pace
  • Builds on existing reading, writing and math skills
  • Allows placing the child at different levels for math and language arts, as needed
  • Encourages kids to become active learners through exploration and discovery
  • Introduces new learning opportunities in a safe, supportive environment
  • Balances learning with fun!

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