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High School Math for dyslexia/handwriting issues

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I know I read a thread (or more) on this in the past, but I am coming up empty while searching now that I am thinking about upper math for my kid with these issues.

Any suggestions of what worked? What didn't? 

One suggestion that I remember was acting as the student's scribe, so he/she can concentrate on the math, not the writing. I plan to do that.

I would love something that is written to the student, and it doesn't require me to be the "interpreter/teacher." I don't want to explain the why's of high school math; if I ever knew, I've long forgotten. I am fine working through the problems with the sudent; I am actually pretty good at working the problems...just can't explain it.

 Thank you. 

 

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I love math - especially the upper levels.  So I teach and scribe everything for my severely dyslexic 12 year old son.  We did Geometry last year and will be doing Algebra 1 this year.   If I didn't personally teach, I would use Teaching Textbooks.  My older son uses it and loves it.  I don't have the time to work with him as much as I would like, but the program is very self-directed and works well for him.  

I think it would work well for teaching someone with dyslexia.  Lots of review, very visual. I would let the program teach and then do the problems together.   Definitely my choice if I wasn't wanting to do it personally.  

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Can't help with the dsylexia but with dysgraphia, look for software like FX Equation. 

My dc also found that unlined paper and whiteboard is fine too, but his ability to produce legible writing on paper meant he needed the problem copied onto the page rather than spending a lot of energy copying accurately. Almost all his issues were resolved when he was allowed a stack of scratch paper and knew how to use it for homework and testing purposes. He just could not ever fit his solution in the space provided on a worksheet or test. 

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I have not seen it’s upper levels, but MUS has lots of white space on pages to make reading and writing easier at lower levels and DVDs students can watch. Might be same at high school levels. 

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I've had great success with MUS for my 3 dyslexic (1 dysgraphic, too) students.  Lots of white space and not an overabundance of problems to do - or to cross out and tell student not to do.  I do watch the DVD lesson with student on Monday and we stop the dvd and work the sample problems on a white board and once my student is comfortable we move on.  I also keep a running cheat sheet(s) of formulas, etc. on the wall that my ds can refer to so as not to slow down the progress of the lesson - that has probably been the biggest help.  This has been the only curriculum that has achieved retention over the long haul.  I did give Teaching Textbooks a go a few years back but we ran into issues of having to do work on paper and then type it in - and somewhere in that process the concepts were getting lost.  Just my experience.  Mileage may vary.

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