Homeschooling my 9 year old ADHD son

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Homeschooling my 9 year old ADHD son

Postby westmom3 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:20 am

Hi anyone out there with an adhd son or others with developmentally challenged homeschoolers, I am having difficulties getting my son interested in any type of learning, escpecially reading. He's a really good speller and can make out words and can even read text slowly but he hates the mention of reading. Our family includes books in anything we do as an activity to learn and we have a huge library that we lie around for Jordan to pick up when and if he wants to initiate his reading. But to no avail. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to encourage him further? :?
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I love to homeschool my 9 year old son. He's such a joy!

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Re: Homeschooling my 9 year old ADHD son

Postby riccalo » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:27 pm

westmom3 wrote:Hi anyone out there with an adhd son or others with developmentally challenged homeschoolers, I am having difficulties getting my son interested in any type of learning, escpecially reading. He's a really good speller and can make out words and can even read text slowly but he hates the mention of reading. Our family includes books in anything we do as an activity to learn and we have a huge library that we lie around for Jordan to pick up when and if he wants to initiate his reading. But to no avail. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to encourage him further? :?
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You could purchase books on Tape/CD from a book store OR borrow books on Tape/CD from your public library. You or someone else in the family could help him follow along in the book. Eventually he may get into it enough to try to follow along in the book on his own.

I know that amazon.com has books on CD such as; the Magic Tree House Series, the Arthur Series, The Lord of the Rings Series, the Red Wall Series and many more series books and singular books.

I hope this was of some help to you.
Good luck to you and your son. :)
-Erica

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Re: Homeschooling My 9 year old ADHD son

Postby tsmama24 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:19 pm

Do you think interactive reading would interest him at all. There are a good many websites (and software) with stories and reading that are quite interactive. Things to click and discover, behind the scenes info that pops up as you read, even voices that read the lines for each different character. Another fun way to get interactive with reading is by doing unit study style reading. Five in a Row has a program for older kids (Beyond Five in a Row??) that gets kids really involved in the books they read by providing activities ideas to go along with them. Time4Learning is the curriculum we use, and it has a lot of online computer interaction with the reading lessons, which my son with dyslexia finds pretty fun. Another obvious tip, but a good one, is to get books about subjects your son is really into right now. Dinosaur books were a godsend for our reluctant reader! Good luck with your son...
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Postby Elei » Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:59 am

Hi,

I also have a 9 year old ADHD son at home. He doesn't like "reading", it's hard for him, but he likes stories. So I read out loud to him a lot to let him enjoy the fun of books just by listening. And he has to read out loud to me every day if not he loses computertime at the weekend. He can choose the book to read out and he is reading below his age level but that doesn't matter to me now, he is reading. When the book doesn't have a lot of pictures he gets upset so then we read pages or paragraphs alternatively.
He also has a compulsery silent reading time every day. We get books from the library and we also have a lot of books at home. He can take whatever book he wants and has to be "reading" or at least "looking" in it.
This works quite well for us. And this way he is working with books every day.
Elei


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