Dyslexia Resources for Homeschoolers
If you have been following this blog for long, you know that I am homeschooling an amazing girl with dyslexia and dysgraphia. While I love homeschooling her it can be very hard to find resources. I thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of dyslexia resources for homeschoolers. While some resources work for all children, there are some that don’t help homeschoolers. I wanted to have a list that would be easy to refer to. If you know of a resource that I don’t know about please comment and let me know. This list will be updated often.
Dyslexia Homeschool Resources
Dragon Dictation – This is a free app that lets you dictate e-mails, texts, or other items instead of typing. This can be a great way for a child with dyslexia to start work on a paper.
Web Reader – This app is $1.99 and will use voice to text technology to read websites to you. There is an iphone and ipad version. This could be fantastic for doing research reports.
Homeschooling with Dyslexia – With a free ebook and countless posts about homeschooling with dyslexia, this site is sure to be a great resource for you.
More Than a Homeschool Mom – You caught me. That’s me. I have some excellent posts for you on dyslexia as well as some great tips to help you thrive while homeschooling a child with dyslexia.
Just for Dylsexia
Dyslexie Font – This font claims to be easier for dyslexics to read. You can download it and switch your browser to this font as well as programs like Word. This may be a great way to get your dyslexic child reading and typing more.
Games and Activities
Nessy – This is another interactive reading game that is phonetics based. There are small lessons and then games to go along with it.
Teach your monster to read – This site is a free phonetics based reading game. This will help your child to hear and see letter blends in action.
Tintenklex Dyslexia Software – This site is filled with lots of word games and mazes.
Khan Academy – Khan Academy offers free online classes in a variety of subjects. This could be a great incentive with some of the excellent art-based classes and computer-based courses they offer.
B/D Letter Reversal Printable Pack – This free printable pack will help your child work on their b/d reversals.
Dyslexia Cursive Practice on Teachers Pay Teachers
Reading Sites and Programs
Book Share – Bookshare is free for anyone with a documented print disability. On Bookshare you can access e-books, listen to books, and read books as they are being highlighted and read aloud.
Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship – This scholarship is designed for students with a documented learning disability. The link of the name of the scholarship will take you to all rules and requirements.
There is a lot of great information for homeschoolers on the Bright Solutions for Dyslexia website: http://www.dys-add.com
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H! Thank you so much for this list. I have an 8 year old daughter with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia and this is our first year home schooling. We found a resource that you or your readers may want to check out called the Davis Dyslexia Theory. It is from a book called The Gift of Dyslexia by Check out their website http://www.dyslexia.com and the David Dyslexia Theory FB page for more information.
I will definitely take some time to check it out. Thank you for the recommendation.