Do you have a child with sensory dysfunction? I do! My son is constantly seeking sensory input, and it can make homeschooling a bit of a challenge. I have a guest post today over at Sunflower Schoolhouse, where I talk about how to work with this ever-present facet of homeschooling your special needs child.
At the homeschool conference, I was able to attend a writing and language arts panel. Three moms shared their various favorite language arts curriculum ideas, and a few were discussed in depth. One of these is a program which I always wanted to use, but never took the big jump. Years ago, when my girls […]
I posted a few days ago about my desire to use notebooking in our school lessons, but it’s just so difficult for the boys to do the writing required. I know that will come in time, even for my special needs child, he IS making progress. He’s just not THERE, yet. I am revisiting the […]
All of you notebookers out there, I’m looking for suggestions. I have tons of notebooking supplies, pages, pens, glue, and the kids each have a notebook. I love how notebooks turn out, even by the youngest kids, because they are invested in the end result. They remember what they learn when they produce something for […]
“Beep! Beep! Beep!” Silence. “Beep! Beep! Beep!” Groaning, sighing, then stumbling, running, bathroom door slamming. My boys don’t always like to get up in the mornings. I finally got D1 an alarm clock because my 30-minute wake-ups with him were getting OLD. Yes, it can take him that long to just wake up. With the […]
Tonight’s dinner was an exercise is coping skills for D1. My dad came into town for Christmas, arriving just before dinner tonight. As we all sat down for dinner, D1 was shocked to find someone sitting in his chair, which is next to me. We had set his place on the other side of my […]
Most of you know how much my son has struggled. Between the developmental delay, dyspraxia, and speech/language delays from apraxia of speech, he’s dealt with it all. His visual and auditory processing are rather slow, and he could really use some help in this area. I have been researching computer programs we could use, and […]
Have I mentioned before, how much I despise these meetings? You can call them a study team meeting, IEP meeting, or support meeting, but the goal is the same: To talk about your kid while they aren’t there, to make decisions that affect his life, with his “issues” always at the forefront. ARGGGGGGGG!
I just got a very long message on my voice mail, stating that my son is now DDD qualified. What that means exactly, I’m not sure. It should mean that if we want tutoring or other help, we will have access to it. I will call the case worker back tomorrow to find out. She […]
Will someone please tell me why my son’s teacher assigns a list of spelling words, and then his Resource teacher assigns him an entirely different list, and they both expect him to be able to do them?? >:P I think I will talk to Mrs. B about having her use the regular class spelling list…. […]