Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Homeschooling a dyslexic child!

Do you have a child with Dyslexia?
I can honestly say, I do not. I have a child with ADHD and a child with aggression issues.
And in all the years of being around children and doing childcare, I have never dealt with dyslexia.
Now, since we have started homeschooling....not only is my son's BFF Dyslexic but a very good internet friend of mine has a child who is AND I am beginning to wonder if the 5 year old girl in my care is. Both of my friends homeschool their dyslexic children.
She missed the school cutoff age here in Oregon by 16 days, so she is in my care until the Fall of this year.
She is really behind in her learning and I was hoping that maybe her parents would move her into a larger preschool or petition for her to get into Kindergarten. But they did not want to go that route.
And she is really behind in her learning. Despite working alongside the other kids, she is still not getting it. There is a learning disability that I cannot pinpoint.
We have started working on letters and recognizing them and she is confusing many and reverse writes. I am planning on researching how to do some simple tests here and then will sit down and have a talk with Mom and Dad about my feelings.
Right now, I am leaning towards dyslexia and will be picking my friend's brain on the subject.
I know that she needs to retrain her brain and how it thinks and I assume the sooner, the better.
Do you have a child with dyslexia? When did you find out? How has this created challenges in your homeschool?

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