Homeschooling a Child With Special Needs
The team of parents at Homeschool.com are also parents of children with special needs, and it is our passion that home is the best place to educate a child… especially a child with special needs. 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 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.