MY Books About Homeschooling and Overcoming Learning Disabilities

 

There is so much you need to know about meeting your child’s educational needs, so I’ve written books about homeschooling to overcome learning disabilities.

We did it, and you CAN do it too!

Click on any of the covers or my books to see them on Amazon.  I’ve written these books to help you meet your child’s individual educational needs better, and to help you get started in overcoming your child’s learning disabilities.

Overcome Your Fear of Homeschooling book:

Learn the secret source of homeschooling parents’ patience. Find out how homeschoolers handle socialization and raise happy, well-rounded children. If you question whether you’re smart enough to homeschool your child, find out the secret to homeschoolers’ academic success whether a parent has been to college or not.

Have your eyes opened to the pros and cons for homeschooling children with special needs and gifted learners. Eliminate your uncertainty about homeschooling.

If you are at an educational crossroad and are considering homeschooling your child(ren), Overcome Your Fear of Homeschooling with Insider Information will help bring clarity to your understanding of how homeschooling really works. The aim of this book is to help you make an informed decision about homeschooling through facts and insider information from within the homeschooling community. BUY Overcome Your Fear of Homeschooling with Insider Information

The Dyslexia Help Handbook For Parents:

The Dyslexia Help Handbook for ParentsIf your child has a reading disability, my book, The Dyslexia Help Handbook for Parents: Your Guide to Overcoming Dyslexia Including Tools You Can Use for Learning Empowerment is a great choice!  This book reached the #2 Bestseller position on Amazon in the Learning Disabilities category.

The Dyslexia Help Handbook for Parents will help you clarify what kind of reading difficulty your child is experiencing so you can chose the best solution, whether that is special glasses, colored overlays, vision therapy, or another option such as an Orton-Gillingham based reading program.

Reading Comprehension for Kids:


Reading Comprehension for Kids helps you overcome challenges of teaching a child with ADHD, a non-visual learner, or a child with other reading comprehension issues. This book is based upon the difficulties we had and my subsequent research, so it shares with you the strategies that are proven to work in overcoming reading comprehension problems for kids.

Reading Comprehension for Kids is a Kindle Quick Book because it is a quick read that is less than 100 pages long. This book shares the essential information you need to know and leaves out theory, historical practices, etc. My hope is that the book will provide the perfect mix of need to know and how-to information so you can begin improving your child’s reading comprehension as quickly as possible.

How-To Homeschool Your Learning Abled Kid: 75 Questions Answered:

How-To Homeschool Your Learning Abled Kid: 75 Questions Answered For Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities or Twice Exceptional Abilities  is a great choice if you’ve decided you would like to homeschool, but have difficulty knowing how to get started.

After running the Learning Abled Kids’ support group for a decade, I’ve found that parents have several questions that come up regularly about how to get started, how to chose curriculum, what programs to use, and how to manage homeschooling and the household.  How-To Homeschool Your Learning Abled Kid: 75 Questions Answered will answer most of your questions as someone who is new to  homeschooling.

Cook’s Prize Winning Annual Meal Planning System: “Plan once per year and you are done!”

My last book, which is related to homeschooling in a household management sort of way, is also designed to help you involve your children in meal planning and preparation.  This is the system we used to involve our boys in planning and cooking meals.  I submitted our system to a family mealtime contest and won FIRST PRIZE with our meal planning!

Cook’s Prize Winning Annual Meal Planning System: “Plan once per year and you are done!” was born out of that contest entry.  The book walks you through the steps we used to plan our menu for the year and the ways we involved our boys.

Over time, I plan to write additional books to share all I have learned along our homeschooling to overcome learning disabilities path. I sincerely hope these books, as well as any book I recommend, helps you teach and lets your child become educationally successful.

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  2 Responses to “MY Books About Homeschooling and Overcoming Learning Disabilities”

  1. Hello! I have a child diagnosed with slower processing, and mild to moderate ADHD, and he has some “interference” issues, as well (as I understand it, that means old information makes learning new material harder sometimes). He scored at- or above-expected for age on the other tested parameters. We’ve homeschooled all along. How do I proceed from here in following a plan with you?

    Blessings,

    Joan

    • HI Joan, Sounds like your son has a lot going for him in scoring at or above expected levels! WOO HOO! ;D Because your son has ADHD and a slow processing speed, you might find it helpful to have him work in a cognitive enhancement program each night before bed. Research supports the use of these programs, and you are likely to see progress over time. The programs do have to be used DAILY and long-term to make meaningful progress.

      A LOT of kids who have ADHD are affected by interference issues. The key is to teach your son in SHORT segments with short “no input” rest periods in between, and using assistive technology to help block out any distractions. By “No Input,” I mean no talking, tv, video games, reading, etc. right after a lesson so he has time for his brain to store the lesson he’s just had. No input means just sitting back with eyes closed resting for 10 minutes, going for a walk, eating a snack, or something that can let his brain continue to process what he just learned without additional information to process. Short teaching segments will be 20-30 minute lessons. Physical activity helps with focus too, so it’s often helpful to have a 30 minute lesson, a 10 minute quiet break, a 30 minute lesson, and a 15-20 minute exercise break. You can then repeat that cycle. Two cycles in the morning and two in the afternoon is often a good learning cycle plan for a child with similar issues.

      As far as assistive technology goes, having noise canceling headphones to use with videos, dvds, audiobooks, etc. is proven to help kids with ADHD and the avoidance of interference issues. It was interesting to me to learn that audiobooks are as important for learning for kids with ADHD as they are for kids with dyslexia! Having the audio input along with the book really helps a child with ADHD focus on the content a lot better than just a book alone or the audio alone. Same thing goes for DVDs and computer-based learning–having both the program and the noise canceling headphones with the audio works better to prevent interfering noises, sights, and thoughts. 😉

      The support services I offer are coaching you through the process to develop a plan for your child. It requires looking in depth at your child’s comprehensive evaluation results (any testing you have) to see specifically what your child needs. We look at learning styles assessments to further understand how your son learns and we look at program options to see what fits best. It’s a VIP service where I coach you through developing the best program we can come up with for your child. It’s critical for you to work through the process that I coach you through, so you’ll be able to figure out what your son needs each school year going forward. Also, it’s important for you to make the final decisions because you know your child better than ANYone. 😉 So, I don’t have specific “a plan” that people can follow, but rather a coaching process. It’s all very individualized because no two learning abled kids are quiet the same. You’d end up with a plan created through the coaching process. Because you’ve been through the process, you’ll understand how to evaluate other program choices if you need to change programs because your child made good progress, or if you want to change programs for any reason. If you’d like to discuss coaching, you can send me an email at “dyslexiaparent” at this website domain.

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