New eBook Released Helps Parents Homeschool a Child with Dyslexia
May 10, 2012
Writer and homeschooling mother Kerry Jones, in collaboration with Time4Learning.com, has released a new eBook aimed at parents who are homeschooling a child with dyslexia. “Successfully Homeschooling a Child with Dyslexia” comes from the 12 years of experience Jones had homeschooling her own son with dyslexia. Dyslexia, also called Developmental Reading Disorder (DRD), is a broad term covering many types of difficulties with information processing, leading to reading, writing, and spelling problems.
Parents who have chosen to educate their children at home can often feel overwhelmed when they discover that one or more of their children has a learning challenge. Jones alleviates parents concerns and encourages them by sharing her successes with her own son. She’s proof that homeschooling a child with dyslexia is not only possible, but can often be the very best choice for a child.
“Every child is different, but there is no better teacher student ratio than the one-to-one attention a child receives by learning at home,” attests Mrs. Jones. “And I’ve come to realize that you don’t have to have a degree in special education to help a child with dyslexia. You simply have to have knowledge of the resources available, knowledge of how your child best learns, and the desire to help.”
Jones lays out many of those available resources and other topics within the pages of the eBook, such as:
Recognizing your child’s learning style
Dealing with the emotions and feelings related to having (or parenting a child with) dyslexia
Reading and writing intervention programs
Reading therapists or dyslexia specialists
The dyslexia eBook deals with how a homeschooling parent can help a child in their own home, but also provides information on what outside help is available. “Successfully Homeschooling Your Child with Dyslexia” also includes an appendix linking to many of the most helpful resources, websites, and tools on the Web.
In addition, Jones shares her experiences using the Time4Learning online homeschool curriculum and how it was a wonderful fit for her son who is a visual learner. She appreciated the fact that Time4Learning was multimedia-based and interactive, and that it tracked progress for each child and provided assistive on-board tools to help children with learning disabilities.
Time4Learning.com is a subsidiary of VKidz, Inc., a family-owned educational software company dedicated to pioneering online education. Founded by John Edelson in 2003, Time4Learning offers an award-winning online curriculum for preschool to eighth grade. The mission of VKidz is to provide educational technology that is easier to use, more effective and less expensive than existing applications.