Step 3:

Planning For Dyslexia

If your head is about to burst with knowledge & appreciation for your dyslexic child's challenges & gifts... but you're wondering how in the world to apply all of that to your homeschool, this page is for you!

Step 3:

Planning For Dyslexia

If your head is about to burst with knowledge & appreciation for your dyslexic child's challenges & gifts... but you're wondering how in the world to apply all of that to your homeschool, this page is for you!

Where Do I Start?

You brain is armed to the teeth with knowledge of what dyslexia is and what it isn't! You're determined to help your child learn how to overcome their challenges, and you're even more determined to shine a light on their many strengths. But the facts still remain:


There are a ton of books about dyslexia.


There are an abundance of reading programs that promise to help your child. 


And you need to attend to your dyslexic kids while not letting the other kids slip through the homeschool cracks!


Nope, it's not time to panic. It's time to pop some more corn and watch some more free parent equipping videos!


Work through the resources on this page, and let's make a plan for your homeschool!

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Free Parent Equipping Courses

I. The Essential Guidelines To Teaching A Dyslexic Student

This is the course every homeschooling parent of a dyslexic child should start with. 

I'll take years of research and experience and boil it all down to the most essential things you need to know about dyslexia and how to understand and appreciate dyslexia's challenges & strengths.


PLANNING FOR DYSLEXIA STARTS HERE!

There are so many things to understand about dyslexia: 

  • What causes reading problems in otherwise typically developing children?
  • Is dyslexia a made-up idea to excuse laziness?
  • If dyslexia is real, what does it mean for students who struggle with it?
  • Can dyslexia be cured?
  • How is dyslexia transmitted? Is it genetic?
  • Lots of famous people are dyslexic. Does that mean there are strengths associated from this "learning disability"?
  • Does a parent need to be a special education reading instructor in order to teach a child with dyslexia?
  • What are the best resources for teaching a child with dyslexia?
  • Is it possible to homeschool my dyslexic child without losing my marbles?

The answer to the last question is YES! So i

THEN FINE-TUNE YOUR PLANS FOR HOMESCHOOLING

WITH DYSLEXIA WITH THESE COURSES

II. Teaching Dyslexics To Read

What can brain imagining tell us about dyslexia & its remedies?

I don't have to tell you that dyslexics have trouble reading. But why? Are they just lazy? Let's see what modern science tells us in the groundbreaking book: Overcoming Dyslexia, by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.


III. Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, & ADHD

Are there really strengths associated with dyslexia?

According to Drs. Brock & Fernette Eide, the answer is YES! They have identified 4 main areas of strengths dyslexics often have. We'll examine those strengths outlined in their book, The Dyslexic Advantage.


IV. High School & Beyond

Do you need a professional diagnosis for dyslexia?

As I stated in St, obtaining a professional diagnosis for dyslexia is expensive but probably necessary. This course takes a deep dive into the why, who, when, and how of this (often) confusing process.


Looking For Homeschooling Resources?

Jump straight to the Resources page!

Dyslexia-Friendly Curricula For Students

Dyslexia Resources

For Parents


My Favorite Homeschool Tools For Anybody

The Gear I Use 

(For Fellow Creators)

Resources Used In Equipping Courses

The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan

by Ben Foss


This is a must-read for parents of dyslexic kids but also for any adult who is dyslexic themselves. 



Overcoming Dyslexia

by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.


It's not overstating the matter to call this book "groundbreaking."


Dr. Sally Shaywitz, co-director of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention, explains the impact of brain imagining on understanding how human beings read. This has revolutionized our understanding of how good readers learn to read and why dyslexic thinkers cannot learn as easily. 


We'll discuss large sections of this book in the several of the courses.

 

The Dyslexic Advantage,

by Brock L. Eide, M.D., M.A. 

and Fernette F. Eide, M.D.


After many years of evaluating children for dyslexia, the Drs. Eide started to notice something interesting. Yes, most of these kids displayed similar deficiencies in reading, writing, and spelling. But they shared other things too: tremendous strengths in creative thinking and application.


Eventually, they grouped these strengths into 4 main categories: Material Reasoning, Interdisciplinary Reasoning, Narrative Reasoning, and Dynamic Reasoning.


We'll discuss the 4 dyslexic strengths outlined in this book in several of the courses.

Ready For More?

If you're looking for engaging courses built for all students (and engineered to be dyslexia-friendly) check out the courses I teach at The Academy of Big Ideas.

I want to hear from you! What questions do you still have? Are there courses you want me to make?

Leave a comment below about anything you'd like, and I'll get back to you!

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