The enemy of special needs homeschooling is doubt. Here is how to combat this fear and where to find victory!
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Stress on special needs homeschooling moms is very high. Here are four steps for special needs moms to build a healthy foundation.
Special needs homeschool families often isolate themselves to protect their children. So, THSC has an encouraging message and news to help.
Homeschool parents know how important is is to evaluate special needs student progress each year. But, as we know, most tests do not reflect each student’s true learning. Moreover, the process of evaluating a special [...]
“…The problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re destroying the peg.”— Paul Collins
I can only imagine how many days my children felt like square pegs being shoved into round curriculum holes. Looking back at those frustrating years of home schooling, I now realize my driving pursuit toward “normal” were wasted time and energy against God’s unique plan for their lives.
One of the most difficult times of the year to home school an active learner is the winter. Why do I know this? Because I home schooled two active learners through 11 Minnesota winters. Teaching in those conditions was taxing, but it resulted in learning experiences my teenage boys fondly remember. Although Texas winters are not as harsh as those in Minnesota, there are still days where the weather is sure to keep you and your kids inside more than you would like. Here are some of my top recommendations for ways you can redirect your child’s wiggles into memorable learning adventures.
Often the biggest hurdle in starting to home school a special needs student is finding the best curriculum. Flexible, multi-sensory, and adaptable elements to pre-packaged curriculum are best for teaching students with learning difficulties.
Many special needs children receive therapy as part of their daily public school regime. Special needs home schooling students are no different, but their parents often find the mixed messages from therapy professionals, insurance companies, and their local school districts difficult to navigate on their own. Thus, many times these parents contact the THSC Special Needs Department to help them determine the best route to securing the best therapy for their child.
Last month I was excited to share with you how to teach the five basic Texas required home school subjects in relation to specific special needs diagnoses. This month, as promised, I am sharing specific ways special needs home schooling parents can keep records to help track all the work and progress of their special needs home schooling student.
Understand the basics of teaching your student, and build confidence in your ability to accommodate your child’s specific learning needs.