Yeah! The author of the lead article is ME! This was an article I wrote for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine last year. It is highlighted in Crosswalk.com homeschooling newsletter today!
Is a conversation with your child filled with a stream of “huh” or “what?” In crowded surroundings does your child seem lost and off topic? Is teaching phonics and clear speaking an ongoing struggle in your home? You think there is a problem with hearing, but the tests come back normal? There may not be a hearing issue; there may be a sound processing issue. You may be dealing with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), formerly called Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD). …READ THE REST
This was my first article posted on Crosswalk.com in July of 2011.
My children were tucked into bed. In the silence I stared at the books and workbooks spread across the table in front of me. Two and a half years of trying various reading curricula; workbooks; the newest, best books on the market; and older books I had used as a child were piled in front of me. None of them were working. I cried. I felt so alone and inadequate.
My daughter Isabella still could not read. I was upset that my son’s speech therapist had pointed out that Isabella could not rhyme. She continually flipped letters, numbers, and words. I knew she was smart. Her math and science work were outstanding, but her reading was lagging behind. Where had I gone wrong? Was it my fault she was having so much trouble?…..READ THE REST