5 Favorite Things for Dyslexia
Like most moms of a dyslexic child, I sought out every resource and product available to help my child. Through the last few years, I have come across some that work and others that fell short. The one thing you learn about dyslexia is the manifestation of it is as unique as the child. So, what may work for my child may not be what works for your child. So, please let me know your favorites as well!
1. Reading Horizons
Reading Horizons helps struggling readers of all ages learn to read with ease. The program comes in an online format and in hard copy curriculum. My daughter uses the Elevate program. She logs on to the computer program daily plus we have the workbooks for added reinforcement. A feature I love, but my daughter not so much, is that the system will not allow the child to move forward on a lesson until mastery is achieved. Reading Horizons takes an Orton-Gillingham approach and offers amazing customer service and support. I have used other programs but this seems to be the best fit so far.
Dyslexics have a talent for patterns and sequencing. Logic Links is a great tool to reinforce and build skills dyslexics already possess. I enjoy seeing my child feel a surge of self confidence as she achieves rather than the constant reminder of what she can’t do. I am not trying to fix her dyslexia but help her learn to express it powerfully.
Numbers morphed into adorable characters come together to teach your child multiplication. Do you want to why this product is probably my all time favorite? My daughter asks to do math if we are using this workbook. She said, “Finally something that makes sense.” I am not sure I can say it any better then that.
4. Times Tales
Times Tales works along the same concept as the workbook above. The program uses stories and characters that look like numbers to teach multiplication. The child watches a video (which comes on CD or can be downloaded) that takes her through several steps until the child masters the facts. The program includes worksheets and other workbooks for reinforcement. After hearing so many postive things about Times Tales, I tried it for my daughter. My 9 year old, dyslexic daugther and my 6 year old watched the first video. I sat amazed and thankful when my 9 year old answered the equations with ease. My 6 year old, was almost as impressed with herself as I was when began answering the equations.
If you ever heard me sing the praises of the Dyslexia Quest app, you will already know how much I love Nessy.com.
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