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Do any of your kids have dyslexia? Would this be helpful to you?

Posted by on May. 14, 2012 at 4:59 AM
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New eBook Released Helps Parents Homeschool a Child with Dyslexia

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Thursday, May 10th 2012

Writer and homeschooling mother Kerry Jones, in collaboration with Time4Learning.com, has released a new eBook aimed at parents who are homeschooling a child with dyslexia. “Successfully Homeschooling a Child with Dyslexia” comes from the 12 years of experience Jones had homeschooling her own son with dyslexia.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 10, 2012

Writer and homeschooling mother Kerry Jones, in collaboration with Time4Learning.com, has released a new eBook aimed at parents who are homeschooling a child with dyslexia. “Successfully Homeschooling a Child with Dyslexia” comes from the 12 years of experience Jones had homeschooling her own son with dyslexia. Dyslexia, also called Developmental Reading Disorder (DRD), is a broad term covering many types of difficulties with information processing, leading to reading, writing, and spelling problems.

Parents who have chosen to educate their children at home can often feel overwhelmed when they discover that one or more of their children has a learning challenge. Jones alleviates parents concerns and encourages them by sharing her successes with her own son. She’s proof that homeschooling a child with dyslexia is not only possible, but can often be the very best choice for a child.

“Every child is different, but there is no better teacher student ratio than the one-to-one attention a child receives by learning at home,” attests Mrs. Jones. “And I’ve come to realize that you don’t have to have a degree in special education to help a child with dyslexia. You simply have to have knowledge of the resources available, knowledge of how your child best learns, and the desire to help.”

Jones lays out many of those available resources and other topics within the pages of the eBook, such as:

  •     Recognizing your child’s learning style
  •     Dealing with the emotions and feelings related to having (or parenting a child with) dyslexia
  •     Reading and writing intervention programs
  •     Assistive technology
  •     Reading therapists or dyslexia specialists
  •     Organizational tips

The dyslexia eBook deals with how a homeschooling parent can help a child in their own home, but also provides information on what outside help is available. “Successfully Homeschooling Your Child with Dyslexia” also includes an appendix linking to many of the most helpful resources, websites, and tools on the Web.

In addition, Jones shares her experiences using the Time4Learning online homeschool curriculum and how it was a wonderful fit for her son who is a visual learner. She appreciated the fact that Time4Learning was multimedia-based and interactive, and that it tracked progress for each child and provided assistive on-board tools to help children with learning disabilities.

Time4Learning.com is a subsidiary of VKidz, Inc., a family-owned educational software company dedicated to pioneering online education. Founded by John Edelson in 2003, Time4Learning offers an award-winning online curriculum for preschool to eighth grade. The mission of VKidz is to provide educational technology that is easier to use, more effective and less expensive than existing applications.

by on May. 14, 2012 at 4:59 AM
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Marranna777
by on May. 14, 2012 at 5:02 AM

BUMP!

JD7777
by on May. 22, 2012 at 12:23 PM

If your child is older than 7 and still struggles with reading (has dyslexia) then I would recommend checking into the Dynaread program. They offer a science based, online learn to read program for older struggling readers. (Age 7+) Please visit https://www.dynaread.com/ for more details.

Also if you are not sure whether your child has dyslexia they offer a free online dyslexia test. Please go here to do the test: https://www.dynaread.com/pmp/

ThereseCO
by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 5:08 PM
I am a parent of a dyslexic daughter. She was diagnosed when she was 9 years old. She is now 15. She has benefited in so my ways by listening to books - for studies and pleasure from Learning Ally. She now believes in herself and is so confident. I am so grateful
kirbymom
by Sonja on Jul. 16, 2012 at 6:09 PM

 lol My husband, myself and most of my kids are dyslexic.

oredeb
by on Jul. 16, 2012 at 6:43 PM

 interesting read, thanks

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