Child Dyslexia:
Reassurance, Tips And Advice From Homeschoolers

Child dyslexia is very common; get reassurance from homeschoolers about spotting the signs, the best free resources and the confidence to know that you can successfully teach your child at home.

Why homeschooling can often be the best option for child dyslexia.

Part 3 of The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook brings the largest group of homeschooling families ever together in one book to share the best teaching ideas to help with child dyslexia.

More importantly, they prove that even many experts agree that because child dyslexia is so individual and every child is different, homeschooling brings benefits that most schools simply can't provide. You can spend the time to work out how best to help your child and you are not tied to the same timetable and curriculum deadlines.

The Handbook inspires you to see that you CAN do this and homeschooling your child is going to make all the difference to your child.

"My dyslexic son struggled for years - and once we figured it out - we were winning. Dyslexia is part of him, but it doesn't define him, and it surely doesn't hold him back."

~ Allie, The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook: Homeschool Help

N.B. Please note the third Courageous Homeschooling Handbook is not solely about dyslexia. It covers how to teach reading, writing and math as well as help with challenges like autism and anxiety. More info. here.

Please note that the book links on this page are affiliate links so if you buy I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

"I have two children who are dyslexic. I wish I had taken them out (of school) sooner. My son who struggles the most has come on in leaps and bounds."

~ Claire, The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook Homeschool Help

What Is Dyslexia?

Child dyslexia is a common problem, so if your child has it please know that many people (including lots of famous ones!) have gone on to successfully overcome the problem.

This is what Wikipedia says:

Dyslexia, also known as reading disorder, is characterized by trouble with reading.

The signs of dyslexia may include difficulties in:

  • spelling words
  • reading quickly
  • writing words
  • "sounding out" words in the head
  • pronouncing words when reading aloud
  • understanding what you read

It's important to remember that dyslexia has NOTHING to do with intelligence.

It's also nothing your child is doing 'wrong.'

Dyslexia is something your child can't help; it's just a pattern in the way their brain works.

You can find out more about the signs and symptoms of dyslexia here, including an online test which you can use to assess dyslexia symptoms or early signs of child dyslexia.

Best Free Child Dyslexia Resources

Members of my Courageous Homeschooling Facebook support group have come together to recommend the best resources for teaching children with dyslexia.

You'll find:

  • A special free font you can download
  • Free websites for child dyslexia with grade level audiobooks and resources
  • A wonderful non-profit site for learning all sorts of subjects with audio tutorials

Dyslexia Strategies

Part 3 of The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook shares all sorts of methods and teaching tips to help with child dyslexia, like:

  • Multi-sensory learning
  • Reading aids
  • The importance of going slow and using praise and encouragement

It also has ideas you may not have thought of, like trying sports and physical activities to improve your child's self-confidence.

Have a look here to see more dyslexia strategies that really work and have been used successfully by fellow homeschoolers.

Beat Child Dyslexia

Perhaps the most vital part of The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook is that it shares real life stories from fellow homeschoolers. They know exactly what you're going through and show how homeschooling can transform your child's life.

"I am sitting here crying - not because I'm sad but because I am beaming with pride.

Beaming with pride that my son - my anxious - dyslexic, dyspraxic kid is a success and it's because he did it - NOT me. My job - and I did it well - was to instill confidence, NEVER GIVE UP ....

YOU GOT THIS. YOU GOT THIS MOM and so does your kid!!!!”

~ Allie, The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook Homeschool Help

The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook: Homeschool Help with reading, writing, math, dyslexia, anxiety and autism.

Please note that the book links on this page are affiliate links so if you buy I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

You can see Allie's story in full (plus more real-life examples of homeschooling success) in our page on how to beat dyslexia.

N.B. Please note the third Courageous Homeschooling Handbook is not solely about dyslexia. It covers how to teach reading, writing and math as well as help with challenges like autism and anxiety.

"Even just one idea that someone else mentions can make a massive difference."

~ Wendy, The Courageous Homeschooling Handbook Homeschool Help

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