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jgomez



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As I understand there is more to dyslexia than switching letters and numbers. Are there any teaching exercises or techniques to use when one suspects their child might have dyslexia? What are the better tests to use to assess if a child has a learning disability? Do you have any recommendations on how to use the current curriculum for a child with a learning disability? Currently I have slowed WAY down and done less subjects per day, is this a good idea? Another question, how does one know what is normal developmental learning vs. possible learning disability. This is my first child who is being home schooled and she is currently in second grade so I'm pretty naive on this topic.
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Melissa Buyarski



Joined: 20 Oct 2008
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There is more to dyslexia than switching letters and numbers. If your daughter does have dyslexia, there is a specific method of instruction that is effective in teaching those with dyslexia. I can provide more information about this method and programs that use it, if desired.

For adapting the current curriculum, depending on what her areas of difficulty are, I would recommend decreasing non-essential reading by her; for example, when doing science, you would read the text to her and discuss it, having her answer questions either on paper or orally. For actual reading instruction, slowing it down is definitely the way to go. This is where home schooling can really be of benefitóthe instruction has to move at the pace that she can learn and master the skills, and if thatís slower than the plans, go slower.

As far as differentiating between normal development and possible learning difficulties, there isnít a clear-cut line. If your child is struggling with an area, despite having been instructed multiple times, in different ways, itís probably a good idea to be looking into why she is struggling.

Here is a link to a list of warning signs of dyslexia: http://www.bartonreading.com/pdf/Dys%20warning%20signs.pdf. The list comes from http://www.brightsolutions.us/, a website with information about dyslexia laid out in an easy-to-follow manner. Another resource is this checklist for learning disabilities: http://www.ncld.org/images/stories/Publications/Forms-Checklists-Flyers-Handouts/ldchecklist.pdf. This comes from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, http://ncld.org/.
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