Today’s #Autism Discussion: 05/08/2012


Today’s Discussion is about education and the special needs children.

How many of you have had to have some type homeschooling put into place and why? How did it work out?  Any advice or tips that might help someone new to scenario,  like myself:-)

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tutu dress

Hello there! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa? My blog discusses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel free to send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you! Fantastic blog by the way!

Rebecca MacDonald

Hi, I have four kids on the spectrum and, although I don't homeschool I do a lot of one on one work with my 5 and 8 year olds, who are both nonverbal. I use a method called Rapid prompting Method which you can use to adapt any curriculum to. I can't believe how much my kids know and how quickly they're picking up skills. The site is http://halo-soma.org.
A group of researchers from Cornell just did a small scale study and found that its effectiveness was impressive enough to warrant a larger study 🙂

Susan

We use Abeka Academy. It’s an online video program with lots of options to customize to your situation. Abekaacademy.org they have sample videos you can view on their website. If you want to be the teacher, you can use just the text books by themselves and not the videos.

Kathy

We did it for most of Tim's 6th grade year. It was at the time of the shooting at Columbine, and he worked himself up to the point of developing hives at the thought of going to school. If we did get him in the door, he would run for safety, and we spent the better part of an hour chasing him in and out of bathrooms, closets, hiding spots. We had a tutor come to our house a cuople times a week. and he worked beautifully for her, He did independent reading and plenty of hands-on stuff, like cooking, and I think it was quite successful. The next year, he went back as if nothing had happened. Don't know why, but then school worked well, and continued to be great for him thru high school..

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