Homeschooling With Learning Differences

You might be surprised to learn that homeschooling my children, particularly because of their special needs, has actually made my life easier.

(Not easy – easier.)

Mostly because my oldest son’s experience in school was difficult. It was really, really difficult – for both of us. Homeschooling has never once been harder than that season in our lives.

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If you have considered this option for your child, but are worried that you won’t be able to do it well, you are not alone. Every single momma I know who homeschools her children has exactly this same fear. And every single one of their children, are learning and thriving.

While I don’t think that homeschooling is for everyone, all the time, I do think you should never dismiss it because you are worried about your ability. Like anything else with our children, there are some things we just have to figure out as we go.

Homeschooling is like that, only with field trips and clay.

If you are a momma currently learning at home, I am so glad you are here. We need all the help we can get!

Let’s figure this out together, shall we?

 

Learning At Home – This Is How We Do It

The Best Way To Help A Child With A Significant Reading Delay

Hands-On Learning and Movement – Why It Matters

The Pressures of Homeschooling Children With Learning Differences

Back To School And The Struggling Learner

 

More real life homeschooling examples and resources:


 

 

Everything that I have learned as a homeschooling mom, I’ve learned through trial and error, tons of prayer, and from asking questions anywhere and everywhere I can.

These are my favorite places to turn when I have questions about homeschooling.

Recommended Resources for Homeschooling and Homeschooling With Special Needs

The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas   by: Linda Dobson

The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism  by:Kristine Barnett

Educating the WholeHearted Child   by: Sally and Clay Clarkson

Simple Homeschool (blog)

The Homeschool Sisters Podcast (blog and podcast with two of my favorites!)

Homeschooling With Dyslexia  (website – includes individualized classes and coaching for parents whether or not they are homeschooling their dyslexic child)

And I have also written a book about homeschooling my two out-of-the-box boys.

Homeschooling can be delightful. It can be stressful. It can be lonely. It can be difficult. And I think it’s always better to do it with friends. I am glad you are here!

Please contact me directly for more information about learning at home.

With so much love,

Shawna

nottheformerthings@gmail.com

4 thoughts on “Homeschooling With Learning Differences

  1. Thank you for the resources. My daughter is four and attends a special education preschool class. I have begun to think about homeschooling but I do wonder if I would do as good a job as her teachers. I have seen improvement in her over the past year she has been in school. She is also an only child and we just moved to a new state so I think the social aspect of school is good for her (she is good with other adults who interact with her but she usually ignores other children or she will watch them). I do worry about special education and don’t want her to get stuck. I want her to be continually challenged and if the school doesn’t do that, then I will need to.

  2. Shawna, can you please share where you found those 3D letters? I’ve been through all your resource pages that I can find, and can’t find them mentioned. Thanks!

  3. This is probably silly question. But, my 8 yr old is supposed to be in 3rd grade. However, he is not reading. What so I say? He is supposed to read for shabbat school class. He needs to stay in the class with his peers. He is not doing 3rd grade work at home. I am not concerned at home, just concerned when he is out…Same for my younger. Mostly, I want to know what other parents are doing.

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