Homeschooling a Child With Special Needs
The team of parents at Homeschool.com are also parents of children with special needs/giftedness, and it is our passion that home is the best place to educate a child… especially these precious children. It is understandable that children with special needs often require additional consideration and possibly special training. Yet, for most parents, this is a small price to pay, and one we are very familiar with. This is why we’ve gathered some of our favorite homeschooling resources and inspiring stories that we hope will be a handy reference for years to come.
What to Do to Get Started
- Fulfill Legal Requirements. Each state’s legal requirements differ, and it is always a good idea to clear up any legalities before starting on your homeschool journey.
- Know Your Child. Learn all you can about his/her disability. Doing research both online and at your library can enable you to understand the best approach to teaching/learning that your family will need to follow.
- Get Support. Find support groups in person and online. This is a great way to ensure that you don’t feel isolated and alone. Find other homeschool families with a similar situation, their advice will be invaluable.
- Choose Curriculum Wisely. There are many teaching methods, curriculums, and styles that are viable means of educating; but finding what fits your child’s learning needs is paramount.
- Find Peace. Anxiety and worry are not conducive to a healthy learning environment. Children can sense this and even adopt these unhealthy emotions.