Is my child dyslexic? And if so, what should I do about it? It’s one of the things we’re asked about most here at Read-Aloud Revival, and no wonder.
When our kids struggle to learn to read, we worry.
Dyslexia is extremely common, and is very often misunderstood.
Today, we’re going to talk about the signs of dyslexia, and what to do if you think your child may be dyslexic.
If you’ve ever wondered whether your child is a “late bloomer” or might be struggling with a learning difference, you’re in the right place.
Marianne Sunderland from Homeschooling with Dyslexia is here to give us the lowdown.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- Does my child have dyslexia? Here’s how to know…
- What we get wrong about dyslexia
- Which reading curriculum is best for dyslexic learners
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|3:16||What dyslexia is|
|5:49||Is my child dyslexic?|
|14:10||Do kids grow out of dyslexia?|
|17:02||The gift of audiobooks|
|22:32||Will dyslexic kids ever learn to love reading?|
|27:17||Let’s talk Orton-Gillingham|
|29:00||What a dyslexic learner needs|
|30:06||Remediation for older children with dyslexia|
|36:28||The first steps|
|37:23||Let the Kids Speak|
|40:47||Sarah’s final thought|
“Read aloud a lot, use a good systematic reading program, and then give it time. You can’t sidestep this. Your dyslexic student needs time.”Sarah Mackenzie
LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:
- Marianne Sunderland’s website
- Signs of Dyslexia (Homeschooling with Dyslexia)
- Sarah’s top recommendation: Dyslexia 101
- The Great Illustrated Classics (this is a series of several books, some still in print like The Wizard of Oz)
- Dyslexia Simulations
- IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing)
- Reading Horizons
- Teaching Textbooks
- Book for teaching commas
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