We often hear and learn about accommodations needed for our learners in the classroom. Within the classroom there are many more children (in most cases) with very different needs and abilities. Strategies and accommodations are commonplace but what about a learner at home?
Children who learn from home may not need the same kind of accommodations as they may need within a structured classroom, however, they are still learners who have individual needs and at times, we need to find ways to help our own children learn from home.
I wanted to spend some time talking about this because I think it can sometimes be overlooked. ~
We bring our children home to learn for many different reasons. When a child has a learning disability learning at home can have many advantages. Over the past few years that we have been homeschooling, I have been able to find some really helpful strategies or accommodations that help them learn and enjoy what they are learning.
Reading is probably one of the most important areas we have worked hard on over the past few years. Both boys are dyslexic and also have auditory processing disorder so reading can be a struggle but the right remediation, reading can be successful in your home.
For reading I will jot down skills/topics we have gone over, and write down any trouble spots and then when we are reading together I can use those same skills we learned as a way of reinforcement. For example, we were reading The Littles and I decided to pull a few of the words out with regard to antonyms. We were actually “using” something he just learned and in turn, can create a real image of what this word means and how we actually are using it in real life.
I am sure I will have forgotten some of the things I do, but I hope these have helped add a few more things to your home reading program that make it a bit more enjoyable if not successful~ J