Dyslexia help is possible! We have teaching students with dyslexia: tips, techniques, tools and classes that can make learning fun for your student.
Dyslexia Help – Tips & Techniques
- MOVEMENT – I have had personal experience and can testify that with both adults and children – adding movements (marching, jumping, gesturing) can make a huge difference as students later recall the information studied. For example: while learning facts, march in place or around the room while reciting – or physically make the Y shape with your body while learning the letter. Tapping while counting and even using play-dough while reading out loud to the family can help students recall information.
Dyslexia Help – Tips
- Creative learning – Kapla blocks (pictured above) are a tool that we use to reinforce learning and to add more creativity into our family homeschool. For dyslexic students, it offers a creative outlet and exercises their right brain – which, when coupled with reading activities, helps to open new pathways for left brain activity.
- PRACTICE – Practice Practice . . . there is no replacement for practice. Although, without the appropriate tools, it will be painfully slow going. Once you begin to use the techniques, tips, and tools we discuss in this series – all that practice will pay off a lot faster! How do I know? We are living proof!
More Dyslexia Help
- Toys – Take note of the big picture above of my son using mega-blocks to write & use his sight words. We’ve added frequently used words to the blocks with markers and have him read the words and make short sentences. You don’t have to go out and buy a bunch of new supplies, try using what you have on hand.
- Quiet – Reading is WORK for those with dyslexia. They need a quiet space without disruptions, away from prying eyes (other than mom), where they can concentrate and not be pressured.
- ART – Many kids with dyslexia are terrific little artists. Whether they have a knack for building with blocks, sculpting with clay, or drawing and painting – it’s important that they use their abilities to combat dyslexia. See the information about Left brain and Right brain people here (right brain therapy).
- Change Locations – If what you are doing isn’t working, walk away, take a walk or a lunch break and then take your studies to a different location to begin again with a fresh attitude. Simply changing locations often can reset the whole mood for your day and allow students to let go of frustration to begin anew.
Helpful Classes & Learning Ideas
When it comes to dyslexia – some homeschool resources are better than others. These are companies that provide classes or tools that I have found to be helpful and will continue using.
- SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft – Enjoy an interesting homeschool lesson & then reinforce learning by doing a Minecraft project suitable for the material. Lots of choices for your student & encourages learning fun.
- A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks – Hands on learning and using creativity is a critical part of educating your dyslexic students. Lapbooks allow them to do as they learn and provide a terrific tool for review.
- FREE Kindle Books & affordable audio books – Dyslexics have to work extra hard at reading, it is WORK and although it is an important skill, they deserve access to tools like audio books in addition to reading lessons. Use audio books for literature and language arts, work on reading skills separately.
- Hodgepodge Mom’s – Chalk Art Curriculum – If you are keeping up with this series – you’ll notice a common theme – CREATIVE Learning! When your dyslexic uses their right brain creativity, they will better be able to begin engaging left brain activity, they need the support, and they deserve to use their other talents to overcome this challenge.
- Wildlife Adventures Unit Studies – Teach the family together, learn to get out and explore the world around you. Each unit focuses on a different animal and leads you on a journey of discovery to different places around the country and the world. Includes bible, handwriting, science, history, geography and more. New kits include projects and creative activities to help your dyslexic child through each unit.
Dyslexia Help – FREE Resources
These tips, along with creative classes and teaching techniques, will make a difference in the life of your dyslexic student. Using our free worksheets designed specially to engage the left and right brain will also help them improve reading.
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