BLWJ
BLWJ asks:
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Looking for science course for 9-12 for my son who is dyslexic

My son is homeschooled and I need a science course that does not get bogged down in details. He can comprehend information quite well but when too many details are presented he loses focus. He works better with courses that he can use the computer with.
In Topics: Cognitive development, Helping my child with science, Dyslexia
> 60 days ago

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ASimon
ASimon writes:
Hi BLWJ,
   I'm happy to hear you're catering a lesson plan specially for your son's interests and needs! Out of curiosity, I'm assuming by 9-12 you're referring to his "grade" not "age" correct?

There are plenty of opportunities to teach science with a more hands on approach. For starters, take a look at our "high school science activities" which can be done at home for some fun ideas:
http://www.education.com/activity/high-school/science/

Furthermore, here's a good article on what goals high school science should focus on to emphasize in your teaching:
http://www.education.com/reference/article/overview-goals-science-education/

Finally, there are many computer program curriculum that exist out there for those who enjoy using technology, here's a couple links of some programs that you can look into purchasing:
http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/materials/ScienceSoftware.htm
http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Software/Educational/Science/
http://www.homeschooldiner.com/subjects/science/biology.html
http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/index.php?option=com_quickbase&Itemid=438

hope this helps!
> 60 days ago

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BruceDeitri... , Teacher writes:
First, be sure your son has dyslexia. Many experts say it's a side effect of sight-word reading. See article.

(Also Google: "28: Tips for Helping Your Child Do Better in School.")

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