Does your son or daughter have a learning disability? Perhaps you suspect or recently found out they have dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, or are on the Autism spectrum. Having a child with Down Syndrome, Auditory Processing disorders, and Dyscaluculia also presents unique challenges in the classroom.
It’s important as parents or grandparents to educate ourselves in how these unique abilities affect our child’s learning and how we can help them to success. Reading Horizons, our personal homeschool choice for phonics, has prepared this detailed, informative free eBook to help you understand your child and how to best supplement their classroom learning.
This ebook is especially helpful if you are a homeschool family and need extra support in learning how to teach your child and work with the disability not against it. Our eldest son is on the Autism spectrum and for the most part no one would know, however there are certain things that I have to accommodate in our learning environment.
This e-book has helped me in working with him. Some of the tips given that we’ve already found helpful are:
- have him look at me when speaking
- use simple, expressive sentences
- maintain a peaceful, organized lifestyle [a work in progress]
We currently are using Reading Horizons Intensive Phonics Program for our reading, spelling, and phonics in our homeschool classroom. I love that each lesson is crafted in such a way that it works with most learning disabilities yet can be used with a child with no learning issues. Even though we use it in a homeschool setting I can see how it can all be used at home with a child that is struggling with reading and phonics to build a solid foundation.
When you have (or have a child with) learning disadvantages such as autism, ADHD, down syndrome, or dyslexia, learning to read may seem like a daunting feat. We would like to encourage you that these learning difficulties give us extraordinary ability to overcome.
Understanding is the first step in changing that disability into ability. With this free e-book, we can help you understand the effects learning disabilities have on reading and ways to overcome them.” ~ Reading Horizons
How have you learned to work with your child’s unique learning ability? Have you found that by working to understand them has benefited their ability to learn?
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