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  1. I tried AAS with my son 2 years ago (3rd) and it was SO frustrating for him. Between the rules, moving the tiles on the board and spelling orally, he went to pieces. 15 minutes may not sound like a long time, but to a child who struggles with spelling it's an eternity. Personally, I felt like it was too much work, so with a baby on the way making 7, you might want to find something different. My son has mild dyslexia and dysgraphia and he learned to spell extremely well using BJU spelling. I was really impressed. I've never been a huge fan of workbooks (I guess I don't feel like I am teaching), but this worked really well. He was also a struggling reader until using BJU reading.
  2. I'm wondering if anyone has experience using this curriculum. No official diagnosis yet on dyslexia of any sort, but my son does exhibit various LLD's. I'm in the processing of getting an evaluation from a neuro-psych. TIA:)
  3. Is anyone using it or has anyone used it and stopped? Checking out a couple of different options for next year, although I'm not keen on "computer" schooling. I understand Calvert allows more flexibility than an online public school like k-12 in regards to scheduling assignments, assigning assignments etc. Thoughts? Opinions? TIA :001_smile:
  4. Thank you SO much ladies! I called our county ESD today to find out if they offered OT and am waiting for someone to get back with me. We have been using AAS this year (still on level 1) and so far so good. My son does really well with remembering the rules it teaches and it has really helped his reading (which didn't take off until this year-3rd grade). We have done spelling orally most of this year which is obviously so much better for him. I have also been scribing for Math and English He does his math in his head, but I know he will eventually need to write the steps once he gets in higher math because he most likely won't be able to do the equations mentally. I sent my DH an article yesterday after I stumbled upon Dysgraphia and realized my DS had it. My DH cried after reading it because he realized that it is also what he had while growing up. He still hates to write and it's all chicken scratches, but I think it gave him some sort of relief after all these years.
  5. How would you have him develop HW automatically. He mixes capitals and lowercase, starts letters from the bottom and doesn't remember to space words. Should I get him something like HWWT and have him do it periodically? Do you have a typing program you recommend?
  6. My 3rd grade son fits this to a "T". I've looked online at different programs, books, tips, etc., but would like to hear from homeschoolers that actually have a child with dysgpraphia. What has worked for you? Should I get a typing program? Is it OK to let him do math in his head (which he prefers) and write for him? Is letting him spell orally OK? Or doing spelling online? Any advice, tips you can offer would be awesome!!!
  7. I've looked into these as well. I've read the reviews on Amazon and this lady has some good points about it not be age appropriate for younger kids and how it may be a bit confusing for girls since it's written from Father to Son. However, the text she quotes is awfully corny and I cannot imagine reading it to my kids-I'd start laughing. Copied from Amazon: By LLH "Lindsay Loo Hoo" (Anchorage, AK) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Story of Me (Paperback) First, I have a little girl. The story is told from a father to a son and so it uses sentences like "The doctor saw right away you had a penis, and that's how she knew right away you were a boy." Talk about confusing a 4 year old girl! I skimmed over most of this book and I think about 40% of it is appropriate and the rest is inappropriate. The book uses words like "you came through my vagina, i pushed really hard, God made my vagina so it would stretch just enough to let you out." HOLY COW! Also, one part says "sometimes a mother knows she will not be able to give everything her baby needs. this mother might let someone adopt her baby." CONFUSING! It also says God waits a few years after people are married to give them a baby. Since our daughter was conceived within the first year, also confusing. Also talks about not sharing a touch with someone, or taking love that you don't want to share, and that someday when you marry you can be private with your wife. Very advanced for a 4 year old. Do yourself a favor and don't buy this book, tell your children when you are comfortable telling them. Trust yourself, you don't need this book.
  8. Just wait until he is ready. No need to rush-he will get it in his own time. 4 is pretty young IMHO.
  9. Another vote for Right Start. The games in Ruth Beechick's The Three R's are great too.
  10. :lurk5:I'm having the same issue with my DD age 10.
  11. Funny, I just signed on looking for the same thing:lol: I'd love to know if it's still around as well.
  12. I don't know if you follow a certain teaching method (altho, this works for any), but I highly recommend All-Day Charlotte Mason Seminar and Planning your Charlotte Mason Education. These are fabulous resources for doing things your way and putting things together for your childrens individual needs.
  13. Well, this has been very educational for me! I've never even considered providential teaching in homeschooling materials as something I might want to look out for. Or YE for that matter-altho, we are YE believers.
  14. Thank you everyone!! I'm sorry I haven't replied sooner, but I am not getting reply notifications:glare: You have given me a lot to think about. :)
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