I received a question from a reader the other day, and my reply email became so long that I turned it into a post!
My son just recently was diagnosed with PDD-nos. I’m thinking about homeschooling was wondering if you have any good suggestions on curriculum or teaching styles for 4-5 year olds with PDD-nos? ~Lisa
Every Autism Spectrum kid is different.
There are a few things that you should keep in mind:
Very young. There’s no rush to push academics with a 4-5 year old. Take him to the library, and to the preschool story times (if he can sit through them). I’m not a big curriculum pusher for kids this age. Any child in the 4-6 range benefits from lots of hands-on experiences, reading, counting, and active play.
Take advantage of therapies.
He may have (diagnosed or undiagnosed) sensory processing issues.
Pay close attention to his areas of strength and need.
Curriculum ideas for K-3rd: