Put together a summer listening program for your child. Listening is an engaging way to learn, so your child may love listening to books and other written documents. Have them listen to music and stage plays, comedy routines, and other works. Point out background sounds, such as the way the peppy tune on a sound track adds fun and humor to an adventure tale. Learning to listen is particularly helpful to children with learning disabilities.
Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 (IDEA), students with learning disabilities have the right to be provided with appropriate assistive devices to help them succeed in school. This Info Brief provides information to help parents find and obtain alternative sources of funding for classroom- or home-based assistive technology when funds are not available through a child’s school.
Families having students with learning disabilities who are struggling in school frequently consider providing for their educational needs at home. Parents are often attracted to homeschooling because of their disillusionment with the traditional school.
In her book, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, Kathy Kuhl explains how she came to the realization that school wasn’t working for her son and decided to do what she never thought she could: stay home and teach him.
Should you home school your child with dyslexia? Read about the the challenges and the benefits here. Homeschooling requires research and dedication on the part of the parent. But it can be a helpful alternative to students who need direct, systematic, and individualized instruction.