and I use plenty of pictures and colors
quiet environment with no distractions.
of the house watching TV, it can be very
It’s important for kids to take short
get;back;to;work;before;their;brain;de-cides it wants to quit. It also might be a
good idea to move to a different room
each time you switch to a different subject. That way, the child can associate, for
example, science with the living room
and English with the dining room.
You also need to remember to be pa-
tient with your child. I remember be-
ing homeschooled, and it became very
frustrating for my mother and me when
learning disability. So it was frustrating
member that he is very intelligent and he
Nanci: What advice would you give to
homeschooled children who are strug-gling;with;APD?
down on yourself or convince yourself
learn the best and what learning strate-gies;work;the;best;for;you.
if you don’t understand a concept the
remember that you are smart; you just
Lindsey: The summer after fourth
grade, my parents found a tutoring program called Learning Rx (www.learning
a screening test on me, and it showed
that I had some delays in my cognitive
processing. They began doing exercises
at the end of the summer and proved that
it did help enough to give me the little extra push I needed before going to school.
Nanci: How exciting to be an author at
I have Auditory
Disorder. This is a
painting of an ear
with a question
mark inside it.
The colors on the
right side represent
sound in reality, and the colors on
the left side represent the sound
through my ears. My ears and brain
don’t connect right, so the things I
hear sound broken and often don’t
make sense. I can put bits and pieces
together, but it’s hard to put it all
together to make sense of everything
that I hear.
— Lindsey Simpson
(aka Uncle Buck)
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