Many parents have successfully taught dyslexic children at home.
Dyslexia is defined by the National Institutes of Health as “a brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs a person’s ability to read.” (For thoughts on diagnosis and evaluation, see “When Should I Get My Child Evaluated?”)
Many parents have successfully taught dyslexic children at home. The resource list below is a good starting place for your research; for support and more suggestions, visit our forums and hear from other home educators about what’s worked (and what hasn’t).
Training for parents and educators:
Discuss dyslexia with other parents:
Stanislas Dehaene, Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read
Brock L. Eide, M.D., and Fernette F. Eide, M.D., The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain
Other language arts resources:
Testing and diagnosis (these do not replace evaluation by a trained professional!):