What Is The Difference Between Learning Disabilities and Learning Differences?
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What Is The Difference Between Learning Disabilities and Learning Differences?

What’s the difference between learning disabilities and learning differences? Does it matter?   I have been thinking about this a lot lately.  My youngest son continues to struggle academically, in ways that go way beyond helping him learn in a different way. We have tried every single approach I can think of: educational therapy hands-on…

Homeschool High School Math: The Best Decision We Made To Help My Child
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Homeschool High School Math: The Best Decision We Made To Help My Child

When my oldest son continued to struggle with homeschool high school math, this is the very best decision we made to help! Math has been a difficult subject for my oldest son for as long as I can remember.  It started with timed tests back in second grade. It continued with difficulties with algebra. It…

Teaching Textbooks 4.0 For Children With Learning Differences
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Teaching Textbooks 4.0 For Children With Learning Differences

My oldest son is graduating this year. In just four short months, our time together homeschooling will be finished. One of the subjects that caused the greatest concern and frustration for him (and for me!) was always math. Part of it is the very real fact that he has dyscalculia. Part of it was not…

Is It Time To Have My Child Professionally Evaluated?
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Is It Time To Have My Child Professionally Evaluated?

It’s one of the most common questions I hear from other moms, particularly moms with wonderfully different little ones. It’s a question that I asked myself and others, over and over again, for both of my boys. It’s a question that I would think about at night, unable to sleep, trying to figure out what…

The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling A Struggling Learner
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The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling A Struggling Learner

Homeschooling a struggling learner is not what I thought it would be. It’s so much better and in some ways, worse.  When my son was in public school, I spent a lot of time daydreaming about what it would be like if I could stay home with him and homeschool. No drop-off meltdowns. No calls…

10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Help A Resistant Learner
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10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Help A Resistant Learner

This is what you can do right now to help a resistant learner.  There is no way I could’ve possibly tracked how many pencils my son has broken over the years.  Let’s just say a lot, OK? It’s his go-to method of shutting down whatever it is we are working on. I honestly think he…

What It’s Really Like When Your Child Has An IEP
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What It’s Really Like When Your Child Has An IEP

It often surprises people to learn to homeschoolers can also have IEP’s through their school districts. This is our story. This is what it’s really like when your child has an IEP. I recently completed a mid-year IEP meeting for my youngest son. It went about as well as it could go. And it was…