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…

usefulness of dyslexic fonts

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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Help for Your Struggling Reader: A Review of Nessy Learning Online

Teacher turned homeschool tutor, Susan, blogs at The Sparrow’s Home about homeschooling, family, healing and life. Recently she tried Nessy’s Parent Pack with 5 of her students and wrote about her experiences using a program specifically designed for struggling learners.

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New to Nessy: Target Mode!

Target Mode is a new feature that is enabled by default when a new account is created. It will not let children move through Nessy Reading & Spelling until they have taken both Nessy Challenges and have 5 reading and 5 spelling targets set.

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Richard Branson – Famous People with Dyslexia

In celebration of Richard Branson’s 67th birthday we take a quick look at how he got to where he is today, the impact of his dyslexia and his new charity aimed at supporting and providing early identification for those with dyslexia.

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The Best Online Reading Program for Screen-Addicted Kiddos

nessy reading & spelling review

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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Homeschooling & Dyslexia

homeschoolers and parents

Homeschooling as a parent is a tough, but rewarding, year-round job, and it’s an option more and more parents are taking. Frustrated with a schooling system that doesn’t always supply the appropriate interventions to help children who learn differently, parents are taking their children out of school to ensure they get the help they need. …

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