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by mom23
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Using HOD in difficult circumstances
Replies: 3
Views: 2619

Re: Using HOD in difficult circumstances

We've not had to school through any serious illness, thankfully, but we're trying to use HOD this year with some really busy schedules. My older two kids (7th and 9th grades) are dual-enrolled at the public school each afternoon-for some extra curricular types of classes, and the guides they are in ...
by mom23
Wed May 20, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Spiral binding the student notebooks
Replies: 10
Views: 1578

Re: Spiral binding the student notebooks

I wish I loved 3-ring notebooks, because they are the most logical, useful system. I must be weird. I have considered spiral binding at home, and I really should get a machine since I do it so much. 'You're not alone. 8) I also cannot seem to find the happiness with 3-ring binders that most people ...
by mom23
Tue May 19, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: OT: Homeschooling a child who does not want to homeschool
Replies: 11
Views: 1882

Re: OT: Homeschooling a child who does not want to homeschoo

Thanks for the great advice and the prayers. I did talk to my dd on Fri. evening-I felt she needed the weekend to get used to the idea, and this gave her 1 1/2 days at school to say "good-bye", settle things with friends, and mentally prepare. I have prayed leading up to this decision all school yea...
by mom23
Thu May 14, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: OT: Homeschooling a child who does not want to homeschool
Replies: 11
Views: 1882

OT: Homeschooling a child who does not want to homeschool

Any advice for handling this? Our dd has been in ps for her 7th grade year, and really liked it. DH and I feel God is calling us to bring her back home, but I'm quite sure the news will not be welcomed by her. Would be interested if any of you have faced a similar situation, or maybe just have a goo...
by mom23
Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Left-brained child?
Replies: 16
Views: 2711

Re: Left-brained child?

Eggleston is an acquired taste in our house. I feel that if your child solidly places in Bigger, I would not put her in Beyond because of the Eggleston alone. Especially if she's not listened to read alouds above the Magic Treehouse level before, the language in those will take some getting used to!...
by mom23
Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Please pray for my family!
Replies: 18
Views: 3436

Re: Please pray for my family!

That's awful. I'm so sorry for your loss; I pray that God will be close to you during this time of healing, that His grace and peace will be very apparent to you, that he will supply the strength and wisdom you need to be there for your kids right now and in the future.
by mom23
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 10 yo Handwriting Struggles
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: 10 yo Handwriting Struggles

You could try the PS but very specific in asking if they test for dyslexia or other learning disabilities. Where I live I would never have success in getting any help or testing because the schools don't test for dyselxia. The vision, floating words thing is definitely an issue and related to dysle...
by mom23
Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 10 yo Handwriting Struggles
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: 10 yo Handwriting Struggles

Has your ds been evaluated for dyslexia? I see from your post that he's undergoing visual OT so there could be more to his struggles that need help. What signs are you seeing? Kids that have LDs or even other struggles (like vision) tend to mature later and it takes more time to bring all those ski...
by mom23
Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 10 yo Handwriting Struggles
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

Re: 10 yo Handwriting Struggles

Thanks for the feedback. We did do Bigger as written, except we haven't added in DITHOR and its writing requirements. He also has started piano; and we're currently in OT for vision, and they've incorporated some gross and fine motor control exercises; I'm just not seeing the drastic improvements in...
by mom23
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: 10 yo Handwriting Struggles
Replies: 9
Views: 1494

10 yo Handwriting Struggles

My son, currently in Preparing is really struggling with handwriting. While very neat, it's physically difficult for him to do it. When he's done he often complains of his hand hurting. While he's never been diagnosed with any type of learning disability, I feel he does have some dyslexic tendencies...
by mom23
Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Beyond Little Hearts for 3rd grade?
Replies: 10
Views: 1503

Re: Beyond Little Hearts for 3rd grade?

I've used Beyond for two of my 3rd graders-went well! You're never "behind" if you're where your kids need to be!
by mom23
Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: OT: Dyslexia and NOT using OG method
Replies: 20
Views: 3364

Re: OT: Dyslexia and NOT using OG method

Becky, are you talking about therapy such as is offered by Lindamood-Bell? I went to a workshop last week, and couldn't believe the price. Or is there some other vision therapy? LMB does offer training for parents that is reasonable, so I know that I can do that if I think I need to. Where do I get...
by mom23
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: OT: Dyslexia and NOT using OG method
Replies: 20
Views: 3364

Re: OT: Dyslexia and NOT using OG method

Your situation sounds a bit similar to one I faced a year ago. My 9 yo seemed to hit a wall with reading; his spelling never took off enough to consider it hitting a wall :? . I began to research dyslexia, and some of it did explain things, but, as you said, it's overwhelming-there are conflicting m...
by mom23
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: Picture book list to use with HOD Res. to Ref.?
Replies: 10
Views: 1636

Re: Picture book list to use with HOD Res. to Ref.?

I sent you a PM :)
by mom23
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Main Board
Topic: OT-Praising God for improvements
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

Re: OT-Praising God for improvements

Thanks for the feedback, Julie. I'd never thought of allowing him to trace the cursive for a time...we may give that a try! I have some Ticonderoga pencils somewhere in this house-anyone else have trouble with writing utensils disappearing? :shock: . (We actually do have a place they are supposed to...