Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Overcoming Dyslexia

Today's Works for Me Wednesdays is being pre empted by something that I hopes will work for us...Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

Our nine-year-old, H-Bob, has been receiving vision therapy for convergance issues for the past six months and has made great strides in her reading. We decided to let that speak for itself before tackling any other underlying issues. Perhaps it is now time to look for those. Mild dyslexia very well could be the next issue she will be working on to overcome.

Overcoming Dyslexia explained dyslexia in such a clear way and detailed what it is and what it isn't. Of course with it being summer and no access to district testing, we're not going to wait but jump in right now to implement some of the overlearning strategies outlined in its 417 pages and see how that affects H-Bob's reading fluency.

Our children are such amazing creatures and they all come with their own individual  wiring and unique layers. God put them together and certainly can help us figure them out. So here begins yet another journey.

So...I'd love to connect with other homeschoolers or parents and teachers who have tackled dyslexia. What works. What doesn't. How homeschooling has helped..or even didn't. What type of intervention worked best. Lay it on.

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