ADVICE NEEDED! Homeschooling Curriculum For a Special Needs Child!
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Question: Who home schools their child with special needs? My son is 4 1/2 born at 24 weeks- globally delayed, SPD, g button, nonverbal and currently in a day has preschool where he receives PT, OT, and speech. I am an educator and trying to make decisions about kindergarten. If you homeschool, what curriculum do you use?
Amy F. We homeschool but don’t use just one specific set of curriculum. We bought workbooks for each subject by different publishers based on her learning style. I found this route to be much cheaper than buying the curriculum sets as well.
Belynda K. I do! In the Sacramento California area We have Horizon Charter School and it’s wonderful. I am able to keep My Son home and well and it offers the Special Resources My Son needs such as speech, ot, etc. A Teacher comes once a month and We go for one on one speech and OT weekly. I applied online and it’s funded like school! Each Child has a certain amount of money each quarter for books, supplies, ect. I can go to Lakeshore Learning Center and a Brighter Child and purchase items for His classroom (3rd Bedroom ) on purchase order and once approved they ship to me. State guides the curriculum just like school so State pays.
Melissa C. who pays for your sons therapies? The Speech, OT, PT? You?
Belynda K. It’s through His school! I do not pay!
Beth-Ann B. In many states kids who are homeschooled can still have an IEP and receive related services from the district
Maggie N. That’s what we have- We are in CA, we are offered speech with IEP & CCS with qualifying
Vicky R. I am an educator, too. I homeschool my 2 special needs kids. While I believe my kids need certain types of experiences, I don’t believe that public or private schools are the only options or even ideal places for them to get those experiences.
Rachel G. I believe the SPED system won’t be effective for my little guy. It’s looking like he is going to need more life skill than curriculum that will be provided in school. Thanks for responding to the post.
Anna K. Also your child may pick up a lot of unwanted, learned behaviors from peers in the classroom..
Sara C. My son is ASD. He’s verbal but very delayed. We have used My Father’s World” for the last five years. It’s a Christian curriculum but I love how easy it is to adapt to my son’s needs. I’ve looked at others and year after year keep buying the next year for them.