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dyslexia resources in your state

dyslexia resources in your state

What resources (ie, tutoring, special ed consultants, etc) are available to you in your state, as a homeschooling parent of a child who has dyslexia?

I have a feeling that others states offer WAY more options than ours in terms of help for parents who have children who have dsylexia.

I am not asking if you have help from the public school; I am referring to private organizations.

Do you have help locally? is it affordable?

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In my home state we have a Dyslexic tutoring center. The center also has a non-profit part and they offer free O-G tutoring or discounts to families that qualify. In the state I'm in now there are a few certified Barton tutors. The price usually run $40 for 50min.The special services can be pricey but depending on the situation it can be worth it.

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thanks..anyone else? Our evals here are about $1900, tutoring is $95 an hour, speech therapy is $75 an hour....it is so much money!

re: dyslexia resources in your state

As far as I know the only help for learning disabilities in this state in through the schools. It is free through the school though.

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We have a free O/G learning center in the city across from us (so it's technically a different state). It serves the entire area. However, you have to have an official dx which runs $1000+.

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The schools are not obligated to help homeschooled kids in my state. What I would love is a curriculum consultant who can help me map out the next few years. I just called one across the country as there is no such thing in my state. My son is struggling with reading comprehension, and I have no idea what to do to help him.

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I don't know what is available, but I worked with my dyslexic ds and we did just fine. I researched the heck out of dyslexia and just relaxed and let him learn at his own pace. I remember reading somewhere that an average student can be exposed to a new letter=sound and will master it after 4-5 lessons ("M" sounds like mmmm) but for a dyslexic person, they might have to re-learn it 75-80 times before it sinks in. Yeah. Each letter, each sound, each 'sight word' it just takes LONGER. I think we worked on the short vowel sounds for three years. BUT - he is now 15 and reading at about a 6th grade reading level, which i think is awesome. So - if you don't get the help you need, don't worry - you can do what you need to do if push comes to shove. I did go to a learning center like Sylvan and had him tested so that I could get the formal diagnosis. He may not ever need it though, unless he goes to college.

two best books - How to Reach and Teach Children and Teens with Dyslexia - and a Between the Lions book, can't remember the name, but the tv show was based on OG method and was really great if you can find videos.

We used a video series that was free through the Scottish Rite something-or-other that was a great help in getting me started, but he really hated them. They took a lot of time and after a few months I ditched them and just followed my gut. He just needed extra time and the less stressful I made the whole ordeal the better off we both were.

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We had our dd tested at the Scottish Rite. It is free and they were great. They offer some free resources to homeschoolers.

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