Category Archives: Special Needs

Homeschooling is perfect for special needs children and teens because of the ability to customize the methods and pace. Gifted children can move more quickly, and students with learning challenges can take longer where needed.

Sonlight Spotlight: Welcome The Wilson Family

We are excited to announce our ongoing series: Sonlight Spotlight. Each month the Sonlight team will choose a current family to highlight by sharing their #sonlightstories. If you’d like to shine a light on your family, apply here for a chance to … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Gifted Students: 9 Tips for Curriculum and Teaching

Rosie, age 9, loves reading in creative, outdoor places! “[Rosie] is a gifted learner and thrives on the challenging and also inviting Sonlight curriculum choices. Yesterday she wanted to schedule time to finish every single lesson in her 3rd grade … Continue reading

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Trading an IEP for Homeschool Curriculum

When my family made the choice to homeschool our daughter, it was no small decision. Today almost 7, she had been in public school since age 3, getting needed therapies through a lengthy Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  Trading an IEP … Continue reading

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Can Parents Who Have ADHD Homeschool Their Children?

When I visit homeschool blogs, I see parents who have it all together.  Some have great tips for how to fill out a planner. Those parents have confidence that once the planner is filled, it’s going to be fairly accurate … Continue reading

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Can I Homeschool My Child Who Has ADHD?

Children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) present a special challenge to new homeschooling parents. The differences between a child with ADHD and a child without lead to very different learning styles which require unique teaching techniques. However, homeschooling comes … Continue reading

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How a Literature-Rich Homeschool Works for a Child with Dyslexia

"Sonlight has given Eli a love for books despite his dyslexia. Reading aloud is the highlight of our day. Audio books are a must in our house. I could never read aloud as many books as he devours. Thank you, … Continue reading

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How to Homeschool the Auditory Learner

Are you homeschooling a child who struggles with reading comprehension? Perhaps they struggle with or show the signs of a visual processing disorder such as dyslexia. They might wear glasses or have trouble seeing. Perhaps they just don’t like reading … Continue reading

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