Is homeschooling with dyslexia a good idea? Can dyslexic students thrive, even if the parents aren't specialists (or even certified teachers)?
Let's be clear: absolutely, yes.
You can homeschool your dyslexic kids, and you'll do a darn good job of it, too.
Today on the podcast, Marianne Sunderland from Homeschooling with Dyslexia is back to talk about the nitty gritty details of teaching children who learn differently.
Marianne has homeschooled eight kids (seven are dyslexic).
In this episode, she gives us the low-down on teaching dyslexic kids at home, which resources to use, and when to ask for help.
In this episode, you'll hear:
* How to teach dyslexic children * Why Orton-Gillingham works to teach dyslexic kids how to read* Whether or not to get your child tested and officially diagnosed
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"The beauty is allowing them to grow at their natural pace and not be defined by their weaknesses."Marianne Sunderland
2:35Why homeschooling is an excellent choice for dyslexic learners 7:21Let's talk about the teacher13:15The magic of following interests15:23Orton-Gillingham methods for teaching reading17:08How much phonics? How much reading aloud?20:52When to get outside help 23:27To test or not to test?27:53Executive function (or: why your dyslexic child seems so disorganized)30:06Remediation for older kids with dyslexia31:17Let the Kids Speak 34:38Sarah wraps it up
LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:
* Marianne Sunderland's website* Sarah's top recommendation: Dyslexia 101* Marianne Sunderland's Homeschool Curriculum Guide* When Orton-Gillingham Isn't Enough * Executive Function course * ADDitude * Phonics Games from TeachersPayTeachers
RECOMMENDED READING PROGRAMS:
* All About Reading* Logic of English * Barton
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