Dyslexia-Autism-ADHD Friendly Homeschool Writing Course

Teaching Children with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Other Learning Differences How to Write with Essentials in Writing

What is Essentials in Writing?

Essentials in Writing is a video-based homeschool writing curriculum designed for students in grades 1-12, featuring a student textbook complete with graphic organizers and large text. This curriculum is thoughtfully organized to cater to the unique learning styles of students with learning differences, including dyslexia, autism, ADHD, and other language-based learning challenges.

At Essentials in Writing, we are committed to empowering students with diverse learning needs to become confident and academically successful. Our approach is tailored to present lessons and information in a manner that is accessible and engaging for students with dyslexia, autism, ADHD, and beyond. We recognize that these learning differences can affect more than just reading abilities. They can also impact a student’s writing, spelling, and overall phonological processing.

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Understanding that these challenges extend beyond reading, our curriculum is designed to support the integration of letters, sounds, spelling, and writing in a cohesive and effective manner. Traditional methods that work in a typical classroom setting often fall short for our learners, as they do not accommodate the specific adaptations needed for their success. By acknowledging the interconnectedness of reading and writing, Essentials in Writing aims to bridge the gap between a student’s thoughts and their ability to express them in writing, providing a solid foundation for academic achievement across a spectrum of learning differences.

How It Works

Why is Essentials in Writing so effective for students with dyslexia, autism, ADHD, and other language-based learning differences in mastering writing skills?

  • · Short, to-the-point video lessons (may be viewed as many times as necessary)

  • · Students follow a step-by-step process to write well

  • · Each step is modeled in a separate video lesson led by Mr. Stephens

  • · Each composition begins with a graphic organizer to help students get their thoughts on paper visually without having to write any sentences

  • · Each composition is broken down into 5 steps (5 separate lessons)

  • · Each lesson is on a different day

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