Aug 072013
 
What Works: Self-Correction Method For Spelling

Has your child had YEARS of spelling instruction, but is still a lousy speller?  Has he received specific, direct instruction in spelling, but nothing seems to stick? After I had remediated my son’s reading issues due to dyslexia, and after working on spelling for years, he still had difficult spelling basic words like who (ho), [...]

Jul 122013
 

Executive Functioning Disorder Executive functioning of the brain helps a child with organization skills, planning, sequencing, attention to detail and other skills. A child with an executive functioning disorder may experience problems keeping track of assignments, spelling, word problems and other tasks that involve sequential processing. Language Arts, such as grammar and spelling, are often [...]

Jul 122013
 
Spelling Programs for Homeschooling Students with Dyslexia

Did you know that spelling is the most difficult skill for a child with dyslexia to learn? On this page I’ll share programs that are used by parents in the Learning Abled Kids’ Support group as well as tips for helping your child learn to spell well. First: A Quick Spelling Training Tip After you’ve [...]

Jul 122013
 
Help Your Child Learn Grammar Without Hating It!

GOOD GRAMMAR GRIEF! In addition to your child learning to express his thoughts in writing, your child needs to learn GRAMMAR. Writing mechanics such as punctuation, spelling, and word usage are important, but I’ve yet to meet a child with learning disabilities who loves learning grammar! While there are many programs that teach grammar skills, [...]