What Helped My Dyslexic Son Finally Learn To Read: Practical Help For Struggling Readers
Dyslexia | Hands-On Learning | Homeschooling

What Helped My Dyslexic Son Finally Learn To Read: Practical Help For Struggling Readers

Last week, I shared what I wanted you to know most about what helped my dyslexic son finally learn to read. Today, I am sharing all the details of what worked. My youngest son is dyslexic and has struggled to read for as long as he has been trying. Eight full years of flashcards and…

What It’s Really Like When Your Child Is Below Grade Level
Dyslexia | Homeschooling

What It’s Really Like When Your Child Is Below Grade Level

I know it shouldn’t matter so much, but the truth is, my child isn’t at grade level and it’s really difficult sometimes.  “He is reading at a first-grade level now,” I said to the doctor, holding my breath. “What?” she said with a mix of surprise and concern. “At his age?” I paused for a…

Understanding My Child’s Learning Differences
Dyslexia | Homeschooling | Learning Differences

Understanding My Child’s Learning Differences

I am only now, nine years into this homeschooling thing, really beginning to understand my child’s learning differences. It has been worth taking the time to really learn what he needs and why. My youngest son was in preschool for two and half years. He loved it. Except when they colored letters, wrote their names,…

When Your Middle School Child Is Still Struggling To Read
Dyslexia | Learning Differences

When Your Middle School Child Is Still Struggling To Read

This is what it’s like when your middle school child is still struggling to read.  It began when my son was about ten. Suddenly, he realized that all of his friends were able to read. More importantly, he realized that he wasn’t. He knew about his dyslexia diagnosis. He knew that we were still working…

5 Ridiculously Easy Activities That Helped My Dyslexic Child Learn To Read
Dyslexia | Homeschooling | Sensory Processing Disorder

5 Ridiculously Easy Activities That Helped My Dyslexic Child Learn To Read

Helping my dyslexic child learn to read was one of the most challenging and rewarding things in my life. I wrote this post almost five years ago, when we were making the transition to hands-on, out of the box learning.  Maybe you are in the same place I was back then, trying to figure it…

Page A Day Math For The Child Who Struggles With Writing
Dyslexia | Homeschooling

Page A Day Math For The Child Who Struggles With Writing

Even math practice can be a struggle when your child is not writing fluently. Let’s talk about math for the child who struggles with writing. When my oldest son was in elementary school, he was required to complete a math fluency worksheet every single day. It had 100 math problems to a page, all addition,…