Knowing the dyslexia strategies that help your child learn best is vital, especially if you are homeschooling.
You'll find real-life tips and advice from fellow homeschoolers about which methods they have found work so you can pick out the best ideas for your child.
There's one thing all homeschoolers would agree on whichever dyslexia strategies you use with your child.
After all, your child is likely to feel there is something 'wrong' with them when they aren't able to do some things so easily as others seem to be able to.
If you're worried your child may have dyslexia, you can see the signs and symptoms here.
YOUR JOB - is to instill in him self confidence. To explain that he is DIFFERENT NOT LESS.
(Every time I said that to him he was like - "MOM YOU ARE RIDICULOUS!" - but he smiled each and every time.)
~ Allie, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group
I know you can do it! Tell your child every day he is good enough, he can do it, he has greater potential than most.
Dyslexic people think differently and that's what makes us unique.
~ Samantha, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group
And Suzanne has another vital point to make:
"I have three dyslexic kids. I have learned so much about teaching differently for each child.
Each dyslexic kid has a different learning profile. I have one with an auditory processing issue and dyscalcula and another who doesn’t and is great at math. They’re all different."
~ Suzanne, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group
One of the reasons homeschoolers say that homeschooling works so well helping with dyslexia is that you can give the individual, one-to-one help your child needs.
So whichever dyslexia strategies you use you can adapt to what works best with your individual child.
And if you need reassurance that you will succeed have a look here for proof that homeschooling children with dyslexia works.
The other vital element to ensure whichever dyslexia strategies you choose work can be summed up in one word:
"I refuse to push my kids to keep up with the Joneses. We literally start one task and will continue with said subject until we fully understand. When we feel confident that we have the understanding we move on to the next. ...
To have the confidence that you've completed a job is the reward that will help with the next task."
~Claire, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook Group
I have found it helps to break words down to about three or four letters. Such as beautiful. Beau..ti...ful. When we say then we make a variant with our voice. So with the beau it starts lower. Ti is the highest tone then it goes down for ful.
I tend to do little in spot spelling questions that we've done that morning. If they can remember the word we give it a tick. If they need to go back to the book for a refresher then so be it. We will do the same words every day for a week. Then move on. At the end of the month I will go over all words again. Those they can't remember move on to the next month.
~ Claire, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook Group
Educate yourself on how to teach letters, phonics, math etc to your child. For our gang visual learning has been the ticket.
~ Suzanne, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook Group
My son is brilliant in many ways but struggles mightily with reading but holy smokes we discovered Audible audio books and he is in heaven...
I was first inspired by a lady I met who is also a vet and was homeschooled as a child. She had severe dyslexia and did not read until around age 11. She said she listened to EVERYTHING on tape. She was exposed to kid stories but also the great literature and history in this way.
~ Michelle, Courageous Homeschooling Facebook Group
Dyslexia strategies are all about adapting your teaching method to the way your child learns best.
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By homeschooling, you will be able to find the dyslexia strategies which works best and adapt your teaching to help your child.
If you are homeschooling with dyslexia, the Courageous Homeschooling Facebook Group is a support group for all homeschoolers where we share resources and give each other encouragement and support.
Come and join us!