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Recommended Dyslexia Curriculum

Which curriculum do parents and educators recommend for schooling children with dyslexia? What about remediation programs? Many parents homeschooling children with dyslexia (as well as parents of children with ADHD) ask these questions regarding curriculum that works well for the right-brained, out-of-the-box learner. After spending hours researching parent and teacher forums and review sites, I…

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Does My Child Have to Read Every Night?

—Delana H. Stewart March 2nd marked the 17th annual Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Here is why every day should be a day for reading. Below, you will see a great infographic on the difference between a child who reads 20 minutes a day, 5 times a week, and a child who…

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Places to Research Children Learning Second or Multiple Languages

A compilation of information and resources posted by Delana H. Stewart. Simultaneous, Sequential, and Successive Bilinguals Kakuta, Rosenberg, Baker, and Goodz all state that the age of 3 is usually the distinguishing line separating a simultaneous bilingual from a sequential or successive bilingual. http://www.stanford.edu/dept/bingschool/cgi-bin/bt/aug2001/perspectives-on-bilingual-education-with-kenji-hakuta/ http://iteslj.org/Articles/Rosenberg-Bilingual.html http://www.education.com/reference/article/bilingual-acquiring-two-language/   Some experts define simultaneous bilingual with two languages…

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Mommy, I’m Reading!

By: Delana H Stewart Compare Child’s Progress to his/herself Two years ago, I was reminded of the importance of comparing my child’s progress to herself and not to others, and found great encouragement in this. My sons learned to read when they were three years old (two with a solid phonics approach and one with…

Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears

Does your student need reading practice? Do you have a student who loves to read about science and social studies? Here is a site I’d like to recommend to you. Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears is a website presented by Ohio State University. They offer stories about polar exploration, glaciers, whales, Inuit, and more. All…

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Moving Education from Potential to Kinetic: Helping Right-brain Learners and Others who learn differently

By Delana H Stewart The school year is over and my nine-year-old bundle of energy is with me 24/7.  Letting her veg the day away in front of videos would waste time and brain cells, so I was faced with the challenge of how to engage her hour by hour and teach her ways to…

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Bringing Up Children Bilingually

—Delana H Stewart Recently, Dr. John Landon presented a workshop on Bilingualism and Multilingualism at an AERC family education conference. Dr. Landon was Head of the Department of Educational Studies at the University of Edinburgh until his retirement in 2005. He is an international expert on bilingualism and bilingual education, having worked in many European…

Suggestions for Improving Visual Information Processing Skills

By: Delana H Stewart A couple of days ago, I recommended a fantastic site for visual perception exercises: http://www.eyecanlearn.com/.  I want to tell you about some other things that an OT recommended for our daughter (especially for figure ground or visual closure issues).  I spy books like Scholastic’s “I Spy Ultimate Challenger!—a book of picture…