Homeschooling with Dyslexia: Encouragement at Homeschool Heartbeat

Parents of dyslexic children often question their ability to provide a good education at home for their struggling students. Marianne Sunderland at HSLDA’s Homeschool Heartbeat offers some encouraging thoughts, many of which dovetail beautifully with the proven principles we love. One of the biggest benefits of Morning Time is that we do not to hold students back from beautiful thoughts and big ideas just because they are not able to read on their own yet.

Most children’s comprehension level is well above their reading level. Reading aloud, narration, and parent dictation are strong tools that give our students access to truth, goodness, and beauty, even if the time lines for independent work may look different for students with dyslexia. Dyslexic students can thrive at home, where parents are able to tailor a child’s education to his or her particular challenges. This, of course,  may include outside resources, especially experienced tutors who have been trained to deal with dyslexia who can give support and practical help to students and parents alike. I am so grateful for the blessing in our community of several home educators emeritae who are continuing to educate themselves and offer these needed services to homeschooling families!


Mother and Daughter Reading by Francis Coates Jones, 1885


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