Confession time: I have been battling a borderline migraine all day, and just have not been able to get my brain to put anything into words. I realize that it’s probably cheating on #Write31Days, but I am reposting an older post for you today instead.
Anyone with a child on the Autism Spectrum knows that there are those days…
…the days that you just can’t believe you got through.
…the days when a taking break is really the only thing you could do.
…the days when, if he’d been in school, you would have heard from the school. Twice.
For us, the answer is homeschooling.
If you’re considering homeschooling a child on the Spectrum, here are 10 benefits we have found:
1. I control the lighting. Too bright? Fluorescent bulbs too flashy or noisy? No problem.
2. He can take his time. Or go fast. Or talk fast. His pace, not that of the class.
3. No school bus. No bullies.
4. Fidget toys aren’t distracting to classmates. Just maybe to Momma. 😉
5. Single topic obsessions can be turned into very educational school projects.
6. Less stress because he isn’t herded from one room to another for special classes, recess, etc.
7. Sensory needs are easy to meet as they come up.
8. He can use speech-to-text to dictate his writing assignments into the computer.
9. Sleep issues (oversleeping mainly) don’t earn him a tardy mark.
10. He and his brother are in “the same class,” and I love that.
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