Working With Reluctant Writers – week 3

Fine Motor Skills Problems in your reluctant writer

My own son has always battled with low muscle tone.  His low muscle tone was first pointed out to us during his initial Early Intervention evaluations.  He began seeing a feeding speech therapist, and that helped us loads.  His fine motor skills, however, have never made as much progress as we would like to see.  Finding workarounds is important for us when his hands are becoming exhausted, but we still need to get some learning in.  Below are some tips to help you with your homeschool writing journey.

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Working with Reluctant Writers – week 2

“I don’t know what to write!”

One thing that keeps kids from writing is the fact that they struggle with organizing their thoughts.  Looking back now, at how I wrote papers I am just in utter disbelief.  I want to say that no one ever really taught me how to organize and pre-write… but then again, it could have been that my ADHD brain was checked out.  I honestly have no idea.

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Working with Reluctant Writers – Week 1

 Teaching Reluctant Writers week 1

I am seeing a lot of concern over writing in special needs homeschool groups lately.  I thought it would be helpful to post here about what we experienced and what has worked for us.  Check back in the coming weeks for more.

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Motivating Your Kid To Complete Work Part 4

Welcome back to part 4 of this Motivation Series.  In case you missed the previous posts, you can find them here:   Part 1    Part 2    Part 3

 

Motivating your kid when they hate subjects

So let’s say your kid(s) loathe any one particular subject…what then?  Did you have a block schedule during your own public high school days?  There’s no reason that can’t work at home for little ones as well!  Let me refresh your memory: The subjects are taught every other day for twice the original amount of work.

 

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