Every superhero struggles, and so do children and adults who have dyslexia. The important part is to never stop trying.
As the parent of two children with learning disabilities (dyslexia and CAPD), I'm always looking for balance. They need to continue to learn over the summer but I also want them to have a brain break. This year, I'm trying out two online tools and so far I'm impressed. Side note: I do not get … Continue reading Two Websites I’m Loving for Summer Learning
School can be scary for students with disabilities, but there are angels in the form of special education teachers.
My oldest is a struggling read, it's true. He has dyslexia. But he's also a reluctant reader. There IS a difference! Some struggling readers dislike books until they get the right access. Audiobooks can be a game changer, and they were for my son too! However, even with access, my little boy is also incredibly … Continue reading How a Bookworm Mom Parents a Reluctant Reader
Confession time: Yesterday was not a good day for me. I woke up grumpy and was grumpy all day. Yesterday, I HATED dyslexia.
Get lots of sleep. Eat a good breakfast. And be grumpy. It's that time of year! Standardized testing time. I have refused in year's past. Oh yes, you *can* refuse! Don't use the word "opt out." It's all in the wording. Truth be told, I'm not a big "test" fan. Can you tell? These things … Continue reading I’m in Standardized Testing Hell
I first watched Finding Nemo before I had kids. I understood the story for the most part but rewatching today as a dyslexia mom gave me a totally new perspective and appreciation of Marlin. My heart breaks for him. I cry for him. And I learn with him. Like Nemo can swim, my son can … Continue reading Embracing Nemo: Dyslexia and the lessons I learned from Marlin