home schooling

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Registered: 06-20-2001
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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 8:13pm

HI!Just wondering if anyone homeschools their child with autism? We arenot homeschooling but I'm looking for worksheets that Ryan can do at home.

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Registered: 03-26-2012
Mon, 03-26-2012 - 11:41pm

We've been using a virtual homeschool this year, and it's actually working pretty well for our daughter with PDD-NOS. She also has ADHD, and being in a traditional elementary classroom was both extremely distracting and over stimulating. Having the computer curriculum talk to her and keep her engaged has helped her actually learn this year.

Something that you might like to look at is www.brainpopjr.com . They have mini-movies on many different subjects. Depending on the subject, there are also activities and quizzes that go along with each lesson. My daughters enjoy watching them to further learn about things they've been doing for school.

Caroline

I'm a Type A mom, and my husband and two precious girls have ADHD. My youngest also struggles with PDD-NOS and Sensory Processing Disorder. Visit the chaos at our house at
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Registered: 02-13-2001
Fri, 03-23-2012 - 11:28pm

I homeschool my now 15 year old son. He is completely non-verbal which is why we avoided public school. I do not teach a typical school curriculum because we feel life skills are more important. Unless you have a very rigid/structured schedule, it's next to impossible to keep an autistic child focused on worksheets. I tried. In our case our son also has very poor fine motor skills to enable writing.

We started reading to him several hours a day as soon as he was diagnosed at 2 so we know he can read. I would test him by inserting a wrong word into a sentence and he'd immediately correct me.

Every child is different...thus the "spectrum". You know your child better than ANYONE so teach him anything and everything he shows an interest in, even if it doesn't fall into the typical school studies. Afterall, our kids are not typical...they are "Unique". :heart:

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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 10:04am

My 9 yr. old really loves screen time, too.

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Registered: 06-20-2001
Tue, 03-06-2012 - 4:52pm
just trying to get him more interest in school and not so much in the television and computer.
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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 2:40pm

Although I'm not currently homeschooling my two boys with AS, I've been homeschooling for 15 years.