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Hi, I am Rebecca. I mostly lurk and read when I get a chance. I have 4 kids ages almost 10, 6, 3, and 1. My 6 and 3 year olds are high functioning autistic.
My 6 year old, during her developmental testing for autism, was noted to be at risk for a reading disorder or dyslexia. I have her in first grade. She is not able to read independently, and what she can read she struggles big time with. Phonics are difficult for her. Sight words are easier, but still difficult. Right now we are finishing up Explode the Code ABC books and will move into the next books when she is done. We also read BOB books together.
Does any one have experience home schooling a child with dyslexia? Can you recommend a reading curriculum? Do you have any advice? Should I look into hiring a tutor for her to learn to read?
She was just diagnosed today with asd and so she is only currently getting speech therapy and we are in the works to get her set up with aba.