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How Do You Homeschool?

How Do You Homeschool?

My daughter is 6 and in first grade. She does not read or write. I believe she is dyslexic. She does pretty well in math but is very resistant to doing any school work. She wants someone to do it for her. She struggles with writing. I worry that she wont do the work for me at home but after yesterdays incident i worry the school cannot keep her safe and may cause her more trauma in the long run…

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

My child is 12 and in 6th grade and still can not write. He is doing typing instead, and to be honest I wish typing was introduced to him from the very beginning! It was in 4th grade when his new OT made the switch. You can always play around with it and see if she picks up on it faster than writing. As far a homeschool I’m doing a strictly virtual school for now. I’m nervous to take on homeschooling so I figured let me get use to virtual since there is still a teacher and some schedule to follow. Good luck!

posted 11 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I'm a very laid-back homeschool mom. It's very child-lead. They are going to learn more if they are interested, so i base their lessons around things that they're into, ex. trains, cars, puzzles. I love that i can tailor their educations to what fits them as individuals!

posted 11 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

In my experience, the age inwhich they start doing academics has no correlation to their future success. My A did not have any interest in learning to read until she was 10. She still started college at 16. A was always unschooled, so she was never part of the academic rat race. Some of my other kids did some school. Forcing them to try and fit into that neurotypical pegboard did not get them any further ahead. If anything, it causes behavioral problems.

posted 11 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Readiness and willingness go hand in hand. If she doesn't want to do it she is not ready. The good thing about homeschooling is that you can tailor her education to her learning needs and do things when she is ready. 6 is very young. It's okay not to do any formal academics at that age.

posted 11 days ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Definitely work on paying for eye specialist, my daughter had peripheral and tunnel vision challenges and they kept trying to put prescription glasses on her. See eye specialist, see if they also work with persons with Autism.
Also, ask the teacher how they are presenting English grammar and writing, if they are doing group learning this often leaves our kids out, kids teaching kids is not always idea, see if someone can be assigned to her for this curriculum.
If nothing works then consider homeschooling, look at programs ask program people if you can be connected to someone via web- based media and ask persons for advice. I do Seton and met with family in area ( I am my daughters teacher; it is a job you just don’t get all friends or all family or local teachers accepting you taking their place, but my daughter has learned so very much at home)

edited, originally posted 11 days ago
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