I am new to this but have discovered my daughter is a visual learner. At school she had trouble with comprehension and math. I have adapted her school program to include a text reader for her harder subjects, allow a calculator to help with math and we work on mastering concepts rather than memorization. One thing I have done to help her with following directions is to integrate her volunteering at the local nursing home into her school work. Twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday she works at our local nursing home for 4 hours each day. She has a plan she has to follow to get "credit" for the day. She reads to the patients, helps them by painting their nails, runs the "Bingo Social" and writes about her experiences at the end of the day in a special journal. Her coordinator, Tamela, helps me by "grading" her on a short sheet that I add to her portfolio that has the week's objectives and how well she did with each concept. By tying her love for volunteering into her school and a visual based curriculum I found at Time 4 Learning, she is beginning to make progress much faster than I ever imagined. When I pulled her out of school she was reading at a middle 3rd grade level in 6th grade. In just 3 months, she has improved and is testing at nearly a 5th grade level. Her confidence has blossomed too. This was a good move to homeschool. She also participates in a vocabulary site called freerice.com where she gets to earn 10 grains of free rice for every vocabulary word she answers correctly. She loves helping others so any activity where I can tie serving others with her lessons is a winner for her.