is home schooling helpfil!

Louise - posted on 02/11/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )




hi i need some help big time my 14yr oldson is bein diagnosed with asd and finds school a nitemare and school are not helping wit the situation and make him do things he is not comfy with, im having a hard time getting him to go in even tho he is only there part time, i know that if he was home schooled he would do the work and work better with a one to one situation, the problem i have is knowing where to start and how to go about it. if anyone can help me with any information to get me pointed inthe right direction i would be very grateful.


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Elfrieda - posted on 02/12/2013




If you use a homeschooling curriculum you can just follow along with that, and learn things only a few days ahead of your son to make sure you understand and can teach it to him.

The only problem is figuring out WHICH curriculum to use. Google "homeschooling curriculum" and that should get you started. It's also worth thinking about whether he is prepared to obey you as a teacher, or do you have that "mom nags, son avoids" relationship which would make doing school at home very frustrating.

Maybe you could try it for a couple of weeks using the same materials as his teachers at school (they would need to be willing to help you with this by providing notes, etc) and see how it goes.

Just to know where I'm coming from: I and my sister were homeschooled until I was finished gr. 7. I have zero intentions of homeschooling my children if they seem to be doing well, but I know it's possible and it's always there as Plan B.

Jodi - posted on 02/12/2013




You don't think you would be enabling him? The school's job is to educate your child and that includes teaching him life skills. A life skill, even for a person on the autism spectrum, is to do things they are not comfortable doing.

I am also a big believer that if you are going to homeschool your children, you should at least be able to spell.

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