If you’re working with a student who’s behind, struggling with a processing difficulty or learning disability, or twice exceptional (gifted in one area but challenged in another), find additional resources here.

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  • Learning Challenges Sentence Diagramming and Dysgraphia: A Helpful App     In both our elementary and intermediate grammar curricula, we give instruction on sentence diagramming.  If you would like to know more about why we do so, please read this article by Susan Wise Bauer:  “Why Diagramming Matters.”  Dr. Bauer starts by saying “Diagramming isn’t an arcane assignment designed...

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  • Well-Trained Mind Fourth Edition The Newest Edition of a Homeschool Classic

    The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home has gone into its fourth edition! Here’s a list of the major differences in this most recent revision. Each chapter has been separated into two sections: first, how to teach a subject (methods, goals, expectations, etc.); and second, what resources to use...

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  • Well-Trained Mind Fourth Edition What Is Twice Exceptional?

    “Twice exceptional” (or 2E) is a label for children who are advanced in one or more areas, but who also have a learning difference (such as ADHD, dyslexia, or dysgraphia). Twice exceptional students need to be challenged intellectually, but also require careful remediation and assistance in the areas where they...

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  • Keyboarding Read, Write & Type

    Subject: Typing, phonics, and spelling Grade level: K-2 Publisher: Talking Fingers Website: http://www.talkingfingers.com/ Description: Read, Write & Type is a keyboarding program designed for young students that combines typing skills with phonics, spelling, and word processing. Although we generally prefer students to write by hand in the elementary grades, students who struggle with dysgraphia,...

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  • Additional Curricula Recommendations Beast Academy

    Subject: Mathematics (arithmetic) Grade level: Elementary and early middle school (grades 2-5) Publisher: Art of Problem Solving Website: https://www.beastacademy.com/ Description: Beast Academy is a conceptual math program intended to cover arithmetical topics (according to the publisher, it is “loosely based on the Common Core standards”) The program is written in comic...

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  • Other Resources for Learning Challenges Resources for Dysgraphia

    Dysgraphia, often related to dyslexia, is a learning disability that affects handwriting ability and fine motor skills. Get support and recommendations from other parents on our message boards, and use the following to begin your research. Helpful websites: What Is Dysgraphia? Understood.org Dyslexic Advantage: Dysgraphia Discuss dysgraphia with other parents:...

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  • Help for Everyone Resources For Dyslexia

    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...

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  • Other Resources for Learning Challenges When Should I Get My Child Evaluated?

    Sometimes, children who have difficulty learning are just immature and need a little time to grow. Or disinterested, and need a new teaching approach. Or tired, and need a break. But when learning difficulties continue, you may be dealing with a child who is “non-neurotypical.” “Neurotypical” is a newly invented...

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