Home Schooling and Dyslexia: How home school parents can help their children learn despite dyslexia
Home school parents have such an advantage over other parents when it comes to helping their own child with dyslexia. First of all, they already have established a relationship with the child where the child expects the parent to be giving instructions about reading and writing and where the child views the parent as the expert. Also, homeschooling parents have a wealth of thousands of hours of practice in helping their children learn which makes them so thoroughly effective at teaching their own dyslexic children. The key is that parents of home schooled children with dyslexia need to understand the basic principles of how to modify teaching for a child with dyslexia. Homeschooling moms and dads, once aware of how to help their own children, tend to be very effective at helping children overcome the challenges that dyslexia presents for children in reading and writing.
Skills for dyslexia for home schooled children
This video series is perfect for a home school mom or dad to pick up and watch and then implement. In fact, within a couple of days, you should see some impact on your child’s learning.
The important thing for a home school mom or dad is to receive specific expert advice and then to test the advice that is given to see which bits work well and which bits are not actually helping their own child. It’s important for home school moms and dads to trust their intuition and their feelings when it comes to helping their own child. No one understands your own child like you do, so trust your own judgement when deciding which techniques are most helpful for your child.
Network with other parents who have dyslexic children
I recommend you network with other parents of dyslexic children and I do not just mean other homeschooling parents; there is a wealth of knowledge that other parents have that you can tap into so the key is to find parents who are experienced, sensible, and knowledgeable about helping children overcome dyslexia in reading and writing. Also, as you become more confident in your own ability to help your dyslexic child read and write effectively, you will then become a resource that other parents can tap into. I’d encourage you to learn as much as you can; not just for your own child, but also for others.