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Looking for curriculum for dyslexic and NVLD student

Hi,
I'm searching for an appropriate curriculum or currriculums for my dau. who is 11 yo, but delayed in most areas.  Must not be labor intensive for mom.  I need ideas for all areas except reading which I will be trying the Seeing Stars program.  I would like the math and science program to be able to read to her, as an option.  Must be a strong program, that is thorough, but works with special needs students.  Should be fun/enjoyable and not boring.  Any suggestions????  Also looking for diagnostic testing in subject areas to determine the best level of placement.  Please help me get going.

Thanks,
Sue
In Topics: Homeschooling, Dyslexia
> 60 days ago

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lkauffman
lkauffman writes:
Hi Sue,<br />
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Sounds like you have already decided to try the Seeing Stars program for your daughter, but I thought that you might find some of the resources and information as part of the Slingerland Approach of interest. Many of my friends in education have been trained in Slingerland and have found it to be very effective. Worth a gander.<br />
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http://www.slingerland.org/<br />
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Was your daughter evaluated at school? If she was, you could use that information to strategize interventions for her. If she was evaluated some time ago, and you would like a more updated eval, you could either wait until her triennial eval or perhaps pursue an outside evaluation. I'm not sure where you live, but there are often agencies or psychologists who perform this kind of assessment. Here are some issues to consider with a private evaluation:<br />
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http://www.schwablearning.org/articles.aspx?r=326<br />
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Hope that helps get you started!<br />
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kellysfinn
kellysfinn , Parent writes:
Hi Sue,<br />
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I agree with Laura, an updated evaluation is a great place to start! Also, the Slingerland strategies Laura mentioned might be really helpful.<br />
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In terms of a tool to help your daughter at home with Science and Math curriculum, Kurzweil is a reputable program for special needs students. &nbsp; Kurzweil gives both visual and auditory support (it reads alongside the student) to help students with assignments and build reading skills. &nbsp;The link to learn more is: &nbsp;http://www.kurzweiledu.com/<br />
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Hope this helps!<br />
Kelly<br />
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lkauffman
lkauffman writes:
Hi Sue,<br />
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I checked with a friend who is an educational therapist, and she suggested Saxon math for math support. It is self-paced, includes on-going assessment and is appropriate for students with learning differences. &nbsp;You can find more information at http://saxonpublishers.harcourtachieve.com/en-US/saxonpublishers.htm. &nbsp;In terms of programs for other subjects such as science, the EnableMart website has a comprehensive selection of great programs for just about anything you could image... &nbsp;science social studies, writing, and more. &nbsp;The website is www.enablemart.com<br />
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Hope the school year is off to a good start!<br />
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