Can Kids With Dyslexia Succeed in Classical Conversations?

After homeschooling kids with dyslexia for 20 years, I’ve tried just about every homeschool curriculum out there.  At least it feels that way and a quick look at my bookshelves pretty much confirms it.  Trying, tweaking and switching out homeschool curricula is just part of the homeschool experience whether your kids have dyslexia, as […]

Homeschooling a Dyslexic Preschooler

  In the past, I have not been a proponent of a highly structured preschool for my homeschooled kids.  Our curriculum consisted of Play Doh, read alouds and lots of freedom to play. My educational philosophy about preschool has changed some in the past few years in large part because of all the research […]

I Need Your Dyslexia Stories

It has been a little quiet here on the blog.  I have waited to tell of the exciting changes that are taking place because, well, they are so much like a dream come true, I could hardly believe them myself! Firstly, I just finished my final exam in an online course to become a certified […]

Homeschooling the Strong Willed Child

Photo Credit If you are the parent of a strong-willed child, let me first reassure you that strong-willed kids are born that way.  It is NOT your fault that your child sincerely believes that the world revolves around him (or her). Strong-willed kids are often natural born leaders.  They are wired with an extra dose […]

Improve Your Child’s Speech With Online Speech Therapy

  Our 6-year old son was a late talker.  His pediatrician noted this and recommended speech therapy when he was a mere 2 years old.  We asked around and found that the speech therapists in our area would only see our little guy if his insurance would cover the treatment.  Unfortunately, our insurance did not […]

How to Teach Music Appreciation in Your Homeschool

  Photo Credit Often times in a large family homeschool, and especially when there are kids who struggle with learning, finding time to study the arts is difficult and takes a back seat to other more basic subjects.  I lived in that place of imbalance for a long time until I recently realized that even […]

Encouraging Student Leadership

    Are people simply born natural leaders?   Or do they need to be trained to be leaders? Consider the following definition of leadership before you answer: If this definition is true then we can safely say that, unless we’re living in a cave, we are all leaders.  The question now becomes whether or […]

What if They Don’t go to College?

  This post is sponsored by Praxis. Alternatives to College Over the past two weeks, we’ve been looking at how to get our dyslexic, out of the box thinkers in and out of college successfully.  We finished the series with a look at alternatives to college.  Many linear, left-brain thinkers like myself stand aghast […]

Alternatives to College

  As the mother of 8, seven with dyslexia and two 10th graders looking to their futures, I set out to write this 10-day series on Preparing Your Student with Dyslexia for College Success so that I would have the info that I need to help my dyslexic kids to be successful should they choose […]

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Students with Dyslexia

      Thank you for joining me on for this 10-day series on Preparing Your Student With Dyslexia for College Success.  To read the whole series, click here. You may be prepared for college and even been accepted into your college of choice, but what about paying for college? It used to be that when […]

Understanding the College Application Process

  Photo Credit Thank you for joining me on for this 10-day series on Preparing Your Student With Dyslexia for College Success.  To read the whole series, click here. We’ve taken a good look at getting ready for college, acquiring the skills needed, understanding the different kinds of programs available, and how to find a good […]

How to Get Your Student Accommodations on College Entry Exams

  Thank you for joining me on for this 10-day series on Preparing Your Student With Dyslexia for College Success.  To read the whole series, click here. One major roadblock for dyslexic students trying to get into college is often the standardized testing – ether the SAT or the ACT – that is required. […]

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