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Posted by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 4:36 PM
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I am a homeschooling mother of four.  Found out today from the psychologist that my youngest daughter had ADHD and learning disabilities (dyslexia and dyscalcula and possibly disgraphia).  She is really struggling with letters and numbers.  Any recommendations?

Also her big sis has ADHD and learning disabilities too.  Math and reading is going well.  Where we are struggling is with spelling?  Any recommendations with this would be appreciated too.



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Bleacheddecay
by Leader on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:45 PM

I would recommend spelling power.

http://spellingpower.com/

The one I got was at the used book store at the library for very little money. It was also good for all grades.

Also you might look into squential spelling.

http://www.avko.org/free/free_video.htm

Get help for the dyslexia,

http://www.dyslexia.com/library/classroom.htm

dyscalcula,

http://www.ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/dyscalculia/helpful-math-resources

ADHD

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/adhd_add_parenting_strategies.htm

and possible disgraphia.

http://www.fonts4teachersblog.com/7-proven-strategies-kids-dysgraphia/

Some know how to work around those issues and help the student. You will likely have to look hard but once you find the resources that can help so much.

As always I recommend POC4U to find their best learning styles and materials that fit them. This is the best money I spend for homeschooling and also good for all grades throughout homeschooling.

http://www.diagnosticprescriptive.com/poc4u.html

You might also find these two useful by the same company.

The Homeschooler's Guide For Learning Problems

http://www.diagnosticprescriptive.com/learningproblems.html


* The Homeschooler's Guide To Attentional Difficulties

http://www.diagnosticprescriptive.com/adhd.html

For more resources that are local to you, you might google, try the shriners and local psychiatrist offices for help and recommendations.

HTH,

BD

tmcris
by Welcome Squad on Apr. 4, 2014 at 7:17 AM

Thank you for all of the wonderful information.  We are currently using Spelling Power with my oldest daughter and looking into using Sequential Spelling.  

DyslexiaParent
by Welcome Squad on Apr. 4, 2014 at 8:11 AM
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Sequential Spelling uses "word families," which works for some kids, but can be problematic for other kids.  Have you looked at or considered "All About Spelling"?  It is ideal for a child diagnosed with dyslexia, especially when spelling is a deep-rooted problem.

There are all kinds of ways to help keep your DD on track through audiobooks, speech-to-text software for written expression, etc., while you work on remedial skills for reading and writing.

Most likely, your DD would find online audio-visual programs to help with core academic skills to be helpful.

For full remediation of your DD's dyslexia, you will probably need to use a proven Orton-Gillingham based program and address any underlying cognitive issues she may have such as slow processing, working memory deficit, etc.

Feel free to message me privately if you'd like more direction and help.. It's my area of specialty. ;-)

SandyKC
M.S. Instructional Design, Veteran Homeschooling Mom of "Light of My Life" Boys,
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madiandzoe
by Testing the waters on Apr. 22, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Hi I have three children with ADHD and one with Downs Syndrome. So far I have found that integrating music to their learning helps keep their attention. It has also been proven that retension is better.

Jinx-Troublex3
by on Apr. 22, 2014 at 2:48 PM

All About Spelling is designed for kids with dyslexia and learning disabilities. We use it with my DS who has ADHD and a processing disorder as well as my DD who is advanced but easily frustrated. LOVE it!

DyslexiaParent
by Welcome Squad on Apr. 29, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Just published "How To Help Your Child Overcome Dyslexia" might help.. It has a lot of information about programs, teaching other subjects so your child doesn't get behind simply because she can read, dealing with writing, spelling, etc. 

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