Learning To Read
Or rather, teaching my son to read, is the single most difficult aspect of my life as a homeschooling mom.
My son is profoundly dyslexic and twelve years old. This is our eighth year homeschooling together.
Every single school year, our number one concern, priority, stress and challenge?
Learning to read, without a doubt.
I try to keep it in perspective. I know that my son is so much more than his reading ability. I know that he is wicked smart and capable. I know that he is making progress and is finally able to read basic signs and the titles of YouTube videos.
But eight years is a long time to practice the Top 200 sight words – for both of us.
Learning To Read And Homeschooling A Child With Dyslexia
In an effort to remind myself of how far we’ve come, and in an attempt to help any other mom out there struggling through the day to day realities of homeschooling a child with dyslexia, I have pulled together the following list of all the best resources and encouragement.
The truth is, sometimes we just need to be reminded.
What we are doing matters.
Our children are learning, at a pace and in an environment that makes the most sense for their needs.
We are not failing them.
Help For Homeschooling A Child With Dyslexia
Activities For The Struggling Reader – part of our 52 Weeks Of Hands-On Learning Series
Every Friday, I share hands-on learning ideas and activities for parents with kiddos just like mine! My youngest son neeeeeds to learn through movement and touch. If I want to retain anything, this is the way to do it.
Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia: Homeschooling The 3 D’s Series
This post is the first in our new series homeschooling children with dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. Please, join me next week for an honest discussion of what homeschooling a child with dysgraphia is really like, including all of my best tips and recommended resources.
Shawna Wingert is a former training and development professional turned education specialist, and has homeschooled her two children for the last ten years.Shawna has written four books about homeschooling unique learners and has been featured in homeschooling discussions on Today.com, The Mighty, Simple Homeschool, My Little Poppies and Raising Lifelong Leaners.
You can find her online here at DifferentByDesignLearning.com.