When we first started homeschooling seven years ago, we had not received any of my sons’ diagnoses (yet).
But it was clear that my boys needed a different approach to their education. One of the main reasons we chose to homeschool was their learning differences.
Both of my children have very high IQ’s but struggle to perform basic tasks like writing their first and last names, organizing their thoughts so that others can understand, and memorizing multiplication tables (please, do not get me started on the multiplication tables).
This time of year, I get a lot of questions about homeschooling children with learning differences.
Can I really do it?
What is the best approach?
How do you handle all the pressure?
Over the past seven years, I have learned quite a bit about homeschooling children with differences. Honestly, I think most of it is exactly like any other family homeschooling any other child. We all want the best for our kids and are doing our best to try to figure this education thing out.
But there are some areas in our homeschool that look very different.
5 Days Of Homeschooling Children With Learning Differences
Over the course of this week, I will be sharing what it’s really like to homeschool children with learning differences. In a 5 Day Hopscotch format, I will cover a new topic each day related to our day-to-day life.
Day 1: 5 Days Of Homeschooling Children With Learning Differences (this post)
Feel free to check back at this post throughout the week for all of the topics. As they are published to the blog, I will also include links here.
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Shawna Wingert is a former training and development professional turned education specialist, and has homeschooled her two children for the last ten years.Shawna has written four books about homeschooling unique learners and has been featured in homeschooling discussions on Today.com, The Mighty, Simple Homeschool, My Little Poppies and Raising Lifelong Leaners.
You can find her online here at DifferentByDesignLearning.com.