October is National Learning Disabilities Awareness Month
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Chances are that at least one person in your life has been affected by a learning disability. The great news is that there are many, many excellent resources available to help.
Dyslexia is discussed a lot in homeschool circles, so I’ve rounded up four fun and helpful resources for families with dyslexic learners. The great news is that dyslexia has been well researched and there are great programs out there!
If you’re not sure if your child is struggling with it, there is a good blog post by Educents can help you catch signs early. Don’t have a dyslexic learner? Read on–these are great tools for all learners!
Helpful Resources for Learning With Dyslexia
Hello? Auditory feedback WHAT? This fun phone seems like a toy but it’s secretly helping with auditory feedback–something dyslexic learners have a bit more trouble with than their peers.
Designed by a teacher to help with comprehension, reading, and fluency, this phone is great for stuttering, autism, and ADP, as well as dyslexia.
Reading fluency can be a particular challenge for dyslexic learners. This fluency practice packet includes 7 themes and 44 weekly fluency practice cards to help children master both comprehension and fluency. A great tool for after school or in your homeschool. Plus, it’s adorable.
Typing is a huge part of learning and many careers. It also happens to help dyslexic learners with skills like reading, spelling, and vocabulary.
Because it’s multi-sensory and lends itself to muscle memory, typing is a unique way dyslexic learners can master these important areas. The Touch Type Read and Spell Program can be used as a standalone touch-typing course and is especially useful for those with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.
Since dyslexia can affect math reasoning, writing, handwriting, sequencing, and socialization, it’s important to tailor all types of learning. Or at least be aware!
I really like this program for homeschoolers–just as good for moms that are supplementing classwork. Why? Because Minecraft is HUGE. And this “Fun-Schooling” program is really fun. Kiids get to move around and be active in the lesson. It also uses the Dyslexie Font to make reading and learning easier for dyslexic learners.
Who’s it for? Kids with a 2nd grade reading level.