Homeschooling with Dyslexia
“Dyslexia is not a disease to have and to be cured of, but a way of thinking and learning. Often it’s a gifted mind waiting to be found and taught.” –Girard Sagmiller, “Dyslexia My Life”
Finding a homeschool reading curriculum for your dyslexic child may be an overwhelming task. Teaching your child with dyslexia to read will be a different process than how you taught some of your other children. Below are some resources about teaching a child with dyslexia. By reading and implementing these solutions you are sure to see success for your struggling reader.
Solutions for Dyslexia
The good news is there are simple proven solutions to help people with dyslexia or other reading disorders. Research studies have shown that the dyslexic brain can be "rewired" through an investigation of systematic phonics.
Yale researchers have shown when people with dyslexia try to read, a front part of the brain is over-stimulated while crucial portions in the center and back are under-stimulated. The diagrams show brain stimulation during reading.
Source: Drs. Sally Shaywitz and Bennet Shaywitz
New York Times
According to Dr. Sally Shaywitz, author of Overcoming Dyslexia, programs that teach phonics systematically and explicitly are the most effective in learning disability treatment. Reading Horizons At-Home teaches how to break the reading code in a sequential, systematic and simple format that helps all readers understand, retain and apply easily. Reading Horizons At-Home provides the foundational concepts that govern the language.
Reading Horizons At-Home empowers struggling readers with decoding strategies that will help them read with confidence.
Reading Horizons At-Home can be taught using direct instruction, computer software, or a combination of the two. For dyslexia, improvement happens when learners are allowed to work autonomously at the computer and then receive reinforcement through one-on-one direct instruction. Reading Horizons provides the tools to reach struggling readers the way no other program does.
Are you a parent that wants to be more invovled in your dyslexic child's reading progress?
Become your family reading expert.
For you to become the reading expert in your family, the best thing you can do is to go through a free reading workshop.
In the reading workshop you will learn how to teach:
- The 42 sounds of the alphabet
- 5 simple phonetic skills
- 2 decoding skills
These skills are learned through an explicit, systematic, and multi-sensory approach that is based on Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction. Research shows that learning how to teach a program with these qualities is essential. The reading workshop empowers you as the parent to know how to teach the foundational skills of reading. The workshop can take 6-hours to complete, however you can pause and come back and go through it at your own pace.
At the end of the training you will receive a certificate certifing that you have been trained in the Reading Horizons methodology.
Dyslexia, also known as developmental reading disorder, is a common reading disability resulting from the inability to process the graphic symbols that make up written language. Dyslexia manifests itself as a difficulty with reading and spelling which affects an estimated 10% of the U.S. population, of all levels of intelligence.
Here you will find information about what dyslexia is, how to tell if you, or someone you know, has it, and how to help someone with dyslexia learn to read. You can stay up to date with research articles and white papers that answer some of the big questions regarding this common learning disorder. Or, try testing yourself with our online dyslexia test. Please feel free to call us anytime if you need any help or explanation with our dyslexia resources - (800) 705-6568.
If you have questions about dyslexia, you've come to the right place!
Diagnosing and Testing for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Test - If you've ever wondered whether a difficulty with reading could be dyslexia, take this comprehensive test that assesses dyslexia symptoms, phonemic awareness and decoding skills.
Signs and Symptoms of Dyslexia - This article contains tips for parents and educators to identify dyslexia symptoms in their children and students. Clues are broken down into what signs to look for in reading behavior at every grade level.
Solutions for Overcoming Dyslexia
Overcoming Dyslexia - There are specific teaching methods and styles that have been scientifically proven to help with overcoming dyslexia.
Dyslexia Solutions - Dyslexia reading programs that teach phonics systematically and explicitly are the most effective when teaching someone with dyslexia how to read.
Dyslexia Reading Software - Reading Horizons At-Home software and teaching materials are perfect for helping those with dyslexia learn to read. The system follows the sequential, multi-sensory, and cumulative Orton-Gillingham approach for teaching reading. Learn more about these products and how they work to achieve reading success with any struggling reader.
Ron Davis on Dyslexia - Ron Davis, author of The Gift of Dyslexia, offers extensive insight into overcoming the learning disability of dyslexia.
Research and Articles About Dyslexia
Dyslexia Information - Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting nearly 10 percent of the population. Click to learn about dyslexia and its causes, as well as view a diagram of the dyslexic brain.
Top Five Myths About Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities - The top five myths about Dyslexia and the truths behind them.
Executive Functioning and Dyslexia - Research has shown a strong correlation between Dyslexia and deficits in short-term memory and executive functioning in the brain.
Different Brain Patterns Seen in Those With Dyslexia - People with dyslexia show an abnormal pattern of brain function when reading.
Overcoming Dyslexia - Research Supports Phonics Intervention - Research has proven that explicit, systematic phonics can actually help "rewire" the brain and can help dyslexic students learn to read.