homeschooling and special Needs schooling can be difficult. We have found a routine and rhythm that may help you also.
Christian struggles with low working memory which affects his math and reading ability. We have fun building working memory while playing games. This video has some of the games we play.
When we began this journey we struggled to find a good way to stay on task and have fun. I came up with the idea of folders. The weekly folder held all the days works. Each day Christian takes his folder and know what is expected for the day. He explaines this in his video.
Christian was not receiving what he needed at school regarding HIstory and Science. We began to go exploring our world and brought history to life. This is only one of our trips. On this trip, we were able to visit surrounding sites and bring history to life. Once back home, we went to check what our local library had to enhance our learning.
We found a homeschool program called K12 for special needs schooling. It gives us the freedom of homeschool with the structure of the public school curriculum. This is new to us so stay tuned to see how we handle the new adventure that awaits.
special needs schooling is part of our everyday structure. I am not an Occupational Therapist, but I am licensed homeschooled and understand sensory diets, children's needs, and I have worked with this population for over 15 years.
What we have done has built Christian's confidence, increased his grades, given him a new voice, and allowed him the freedom to be himself. Sensory Processing does not have to define him. He can define himself.