I have 2 that are dyslexic. We started with ECC when the oldest was in 3rd grade (one of my dyslexics) and my twins were 4yo (one of them is dyslexic). I found doing double dictation very helpful for my oldest (she talks, I write, and then she copied it). Or, I would just fill in worksheets for her. (Now, as a 7th grader, she is working independently quite a bit. Spelling is still her nemesis, and math is slow for her, but we are progressing.) Also, I got used grade-level Abeka and Pathway readers for her to read aloud to me for 10-15 minutes a day when she was younger (up through 6th grade). My younger dyslexic son reads to me 10 minutes a day, and we use All About Spelling for spelling/reading. I've seen great improvement in their reading from using this program. I have learned, though, not to expect to get everything done in 4 hours. Dyslexics just need more time to get things done. But, I have found using a timer for subjects like math, reading, math drill, English, and handwriting really good - that way they know there is a stopping point, and then you just pick up where you left off the next day. (We also do spelling, math & math drill, and reading year round. That is really important for dyslexics so they don't lose ground.)HomeschoolHarvest wrote:Hi Everyone,
I've decided to start ECC next year with my four children, my first year with MFW. I'm excited and hopeful that it will make things easier as I am able to combine them!
My kids will be in 8th, 6th, 1st and pre-school (3 years old). My 6th grader is going to use the language arts recommendations. He is dyslexic but I'm hoping that the amount of reading aloud (by me) and being able to choose some appropriate readers from the book basket list will help. Anyone use MFW with a dyslexic child and have any specific tips?