Best Accommodations for Homeschooled Students with Dyslexia

Homeschooling kids with dyslexia is often a much less stressful educational option to help these bright but struggling students. It does not, however, eliminate learning struggles. One way to help your child be successful in (or out of) the homeschooling environment is to offer them accommodations and strategies.

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Dyslexia Friendly Fonts Need More Evaluation and Testing…

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There are many fonts that have been designed to help the dyslexic reader – but do they really work? This week’s blog post looks at the different perspectives and whether dyslexia friendly fonts really do the job they claim.

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Positive Dyslexia – Part Two

Today’s blog is by Arran Smith, Dyslexia Advisor for Nessy, who tells a heart-warming story of his journey with dyslexia, from his struggles in school to his charity work with the Leicester Dyslexia Association and working for the British Dyslexia Association.

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Prevention, Not Intervention

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A case for reducing the need for reading and literacy interventions by preventing reading failure before it happens. America’s literacy crisis has reached epidemic proportions, 65% of American 4th graders do not read at basic proficiency level. This post takes a look at ways in which we can solve that crisis.

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Spring Fever Saver: Online Reading & Spelling Program

In a new post on her blog, Mum Alicia Hutchinson, has recently shared her experience with Nessy Reading & Spelling and why it is useful for children and their parents.   Alicia explains that when spring comes, she believes that it becomes harder for our children to concentrate, so she found this program very useful …

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What Makes a Good Dyslexia Screener?

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A dyslexia screener should not be confused with a test that measures student grade level like DIBELS and FAST. These tests will identify students who have fallen behind but not the reasons why. A thorough dyslexia assessment requires a highly trained professional and will cost a minimum of $500 – usually more.  It takes 2-4 …

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How to Plan a Story

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Knowing where to start when planning a story is hard, the initial concept is abstract, with no concrete image to latch onto –  particularly difficult for children with dyslexia who are usually very visual thinkers.

There are some simple things to remember when starting to plan any story that will make it easier for your child to stay on track and have a clear idea of where their tale is heading.

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The Best Online Reading Program for Screen-Addicted Kiddos

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This year A-Man is in “kindergarten”. I put that in quotes because when you’re homeschooling, and especially when you’re homeschooling an autistic kiddo, grade levels get a bit mushy. A lot of our school time has to look like play, and some days we do primarily therapy activities instead of traditional school lessons.

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