Too Many Words!

We use Time4Learning as our homeschool curriculum. This works great for my two older children. My youngest is on the Autism Spectrum and tends to get overwhelmed by too much text on the screen. I used to deal with this by reading all his lessons aloud to him.

Then I realized that he needs practice in reading his assignment for himself.

At the suggestion of my friend, I started trading off reading with him. For example, I might read the first paragraph on the page and then he would read the second and so on. This kept him from feeling so overwhelmed. It helped to build his confidence in his ability to read and allowed him to transition into being able to read his lessons all by himself. I’m really looking forward to seeing improvements in his end of the year testing scores for reading comprehension as happened for both his siblings as a result of using this curriculum! ManBoy went up seven grade levels in his reading comprehension while Fashionista went up about five!

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