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Enhancing Learning through Brain Gym
Brain Gym is a brain-based exercise program which allows you to create a physical-therapy type of routine specifically targeted to your child's learning deficit areas..
FREE Informal Reading Tests
Knowing what your child's actual reading level is can help you manage his education better. Whether you
are homeschooling, or your child is in public school, using free informal tests can help you keep tabs on your child's reading progress.
Teaching the Reluctant Writer (Dysgraphia)
Does your child HATE writing? Explore options for teaching written expression to a child who hates writing
using inexpensive programs and simple homeschooling techniques.
There is no better time to engage in an impromptu unit study than President's Day. There are a number
of information-rich sites with excellent lesson plans, activities,
games, etc to help your child learn about our U.S. Presidents
without feeling like he is doing school work.
There are four main learning styles.. auditory, visual, tactile, and kinesthetic.
Your child will learn best through one or more of these learning channels,
and you can help him become a successful learner by teaching the child
through his primary learning style(s).
Valentine's Day Interactive
Valentine's Day is a great time for visual, hands-on learning activities for children who excel in creativity, and the activities provide an outlet from the daily chore of doing typical schoolwork.
The National Reading Panel has concluded that Vocabulary is one of the critical elements in a child's ability to read. Having a robust vocabulary will improve a child's reading decoding skills, reading comprehension level, and his ability to read fluently..
Fluency can be difficult to develop when a child has to concentrate on figuring out each word..
Symptoms of Dyslexia
You should know that 85% of children who have difficulty acquiring reading skills have learning disabilities that require specialized instruction for learning to read. Thus, only about 15% of children will "outgrow" their difficulties..
ADHD Treatment Alternatives
A common concern for parents of children with ADHD is fear of the long-term ramifications of using medication. Many parents don't want their children to be dependent upon a brain stimulant. There are alternatives..
Orton-Gillingham Teaching Methods for Dyslexia
Orton-Gillingham is a specific way of teaching children with learning disabilities, and particularly children with dyslexia. For children with dyslexia, this means they are taught every sound (phoneme) and the representative letter combination(s) that represent the sound, one at a time, in a specific order, in a small group, using multi-sensory teaching methods..
Text-to-Speech and Books-on-Tape
Children with specific learning disabilities in the area of reading need not fall behind in other areas of learning. There are assistive technology solutions that can help your child with books that are beyond his reading level..
Home School Jitters
Honestly, I was TERRRRRIIIFIIED by the thought of homeschooling. What if I failed to meet my child's learning needs? What if I did worse than the school? What if we battled all the time, and he ends up hating me?..
You CAN Home School
Tue, 13 Dec 2005 09:04:00 -0500
One of the questions I'm frequently asked is, "Can I homeschool my child? He (she) has learning disabilities." Parents are often terrified at the though of having to meet the special learning needs of a challenging child. My answer is an emphatic, "YES!"..