Many of you know that my 10-year old son is
mildly developmentally delayed on the Autism Spectrum. (A diagnosis! 2 years after I originally wrote this post!)
You also know that we are struggling right now, mostly in the area of math. He has been begging me to let him do math on the computer. I mean, seriously BEGGING. It’s not that he can’t DO the math. He just really struggles to stay interested and attentive to it. His language processing is the area where he is the most delayed, and this affects anything he has to read and then respond to by writing. We do spelling orally, because he can do it much faster than writing.
For other subjects where writing is unavoidable, he bounces around and gets up from his chair and I’m forever chasing him back to the table. I could tie him to his chair, but he would find a way out! 🙂 He’s my bouncy, wiggly boy with the attention span of a gnat.
And no, he does not have ADHD. And he has ADHD, so he’s just a tad flighty. (Okay, REALLY flighty.)
In my search for “computer-based” math, I have only discovered three which would suit a homeschooling situation, and only two which would possibly work for my son.
Of the two, Time4Learning curriculum seems to fit the bill the best.
There is also the benefit of having all of those other great subjects at our fingertips too! Both of my boys are looking forward to trying out this program for the next month. I will let you know how it goes by posting a full review at the end of it. (And in between, if you follow me on Twitter, I will probably be tweeting about it here and there too!)
Time4Learning requires that I post this disclaimer:
I’ve been invited to try Time4Learning for one month in exchange for a candid review. My opinion will be entirely my own, so be sure to come back and read about my experience. Time4Learning can be used as a homeschool curriculum, for afterschool enrichment and for summer skill sharpening. POST UPDATED 3/23/2016