My daughter has been assessed by our school district had her I.E.P. meeting earlier in the yr and they are willing to work with us by letting us gradually introduce her to the special ed class however, my husband's and I concerns are because of the way she was born ( born with gastrochisis) she gets sick very easily so we would really like to homeschool her but are worried about her not getting the social skills that she needs... Any… read more
Homeschooling would be the better option if she has a weak immune system. I thought preschool and kindergarten would help my daughters social skills too but she was constantly catching a cold or flu. She’d be in class for two weeks and sick for two weeks at a time. She was miserable when she’d hop on the bus to go to school. By kindergarten she did make one best friend who was nuerotypical but that was it. The kids in special ed did not offer much socialization. We homeschool now and she hasn’t had the flu all year. Her speech is improving and she is learning to read. Special ed classrooms are really just babysitting. They really don’t try to teach them much. My daughter was in there stimming all day and coming home completely shut down from all social interactions with us. Your child can learn more at home in a relaxed atmosphere. We also found out my daughters frequent health issues had to do with her teeth. She had a really deep cavity that was causing chronic bacterial infections. Once her teeth were addressed she’s been much healthier. I think the child’s health should come first. Schools don’t look after your child’s health issues at all. That’s completely up to you. We use Time4learning learning.com it’s an online school that is self paced you work on one module at a time. Then take a test at the end. They offer English, math, social studies, and science. You can choose what to work on. You only need to show the child is learning Math and English for education requirements and testing though. If you want to homeschool you need to notify the school district and fill out the proper forms. Also make sure to not register them for school in the school district. Otherwise they are expecting to get extra funds for your child’s enrollment. Special ed kids bring in double the amoumt of funding that a nuerotypical kid gets. So they want our kids in public school.
SarahC2013, your child won't get the social in a Spec.Ed class, but your child would if they would be mainstreamed. Your child will learn more from you in my opinion, my son did, I homeschooled him for 4 years. A lot of the time, your child will be given the bare minimum, and my opinion, you'd challenge him/her more. As parents we believe in our childre, we don't label and cast them aside.
I am planning on homeschooling next year. He is falling behind and is in every “intervention” class. He is so smart but does not learn or process like the other kids
I just saw all the other comments /responses to my question thanks to everyone for your input this is really helpful. Thank you
Thank you so much for your response! And the request to the website 😊 Yes our daughter was born with a rare birth defect called Gastroschisis and so her health has been our #1 concern. The teacher and therapists seemed nice enough but we fear they will not be familiar with her condition. She gets tummy cramps often and it usually takes a deal of effort to get her relaxed again. A problem we have too is we were told by the school nurse and others of the intake team that in order to be approved for home schooling we had to have a written note by a dr/physician. However our pediatrician said they can't deny us the option with or without one soooo were kind of stuck in a "he said, she said" type of situation. Also the Dr has not been very helpful were actually in the process of switching since she is also unfamiliar with our daughters condition. She didn't want to sign a request for us at first she doesn't "think she has a weak immune system".... this coming from a dr who only sees her once or twice a yr so that's been our situation so far. Kind of frustrating.