Would like to Homeschool Possibly but I am in AL

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Would like to Homeschool Possibly but I am in AL
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Sun, 04-22-2012 - 9:23pm

I know of people who HS here so I know it is possible but it seems like my state does not favor it and makes it difficult to do.

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I know that there are some people who have given advice about AL before, and I hope they chime in for you. I know that you have had a time with the schools, I hope that things will not be so difficult with the home schooling and you can find a group that will let you teach your son the way he needs to learn. And, welcome to our group!

If you haven't already checked it out, there are some good yahoo groups on homeschooling with Dyslexia. As a parent who has been in the school system with an IEP, I know that you already know a good deal about what works and what doesn't, but extra support is always nice.

You may want to look through old posts here about homeschooling in AL - I am pretty sure that someone has asked before and there were replies.
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Hi, welcome to the board!!

 Julie, Mommy to Luciana (4) & Carolina (14 mos)

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I'm not in AL either, but I do hope you're able to find answers.


Sue
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Fortunately my sister is a certified K-6 teacher and took the Orton Gillingham Dyslexia training this past summer. I feel like that gives me a strong leg up. I am not totally sure if this is the way to go for us but I am leaning towards it being a possibility. I have the IEP meeting scheduled for next year it is May 3rd and I have been working with his Math tutor who is a 7th grade math teacher where he will attend middle school (she is a good friend of mine and taught me 7th grade math and tutored me through highschool in math). We have gone over his IEP and she gave me some great ideas for accommodations. I just want to know my stuff b/c if 6th grade starts out to be like elem. school has been its over w/ the public schools.
My son is too precious to be torn down by the public school system anymore.

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Thank you Julie! I will read over that.

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Sounds like you're getting your ducks in a row.


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

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You won't regret this if you decide to homeschool. Neither will your son. The stories I hear about IEPs as they get to middle school, well, lets say it sounds like elementary was a walk in the park. Instead of a couple teachers to deal with, there are 5 or more, most who have never read the plan.

And yes, there is the fact that none of the belittling happens at home.