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.

4 Ways to Coax Your Reluctant Writer Out of Blank Page Paralysis

"I love how the Language Arts curriculum allows students to be creative while still teaching them the basics of writing and grammar. The organization of the teacher binder allows me the freedom to follow the outline without needing to spend … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Not to Advance a Child to a Higher Level

Your child is an advanced reader or otherwise shows being far beyond grade level. Wonderful, right? Because you homeschool, you can zoom that child ahead a grade or two, skipping the grades where your child has already mastered the material! … Continue reading

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2 Keys for Homeschooling a Delayed or Struggling Reader

Micah is reading to his "friends" from one of the I Can Read It! books. One of the greatest benefits of homeschooling is that kids can learn at their own pace. Those who excel in a subject can move ahead at … Continue reading

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7 Q&As for Homeschooling the Advanced Reader

Some children are advanced readers who excel at reading. Either they read naturally without a lot of instruction, or they learn it effortlessly after a few lessons and quickly zoom way ahead of grade level. If you have an advanced … Continue reading

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6 Helps for the Struggling Writer

I love words—all kinds of words, believing that that words, whether spoken or written, carry power and influence. I have always particularly loved written words. When I was young, I kept a journal to document my life and feelings. When … Continue reading

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Easing the Special Needs Student Into Homeschool After a Break

Most kids thrive with the more relaxed, open-ended rhythm of the holiday. But transitioning back into the regular school routine can be a challenge for anyone, let alone children with special needs, learning disabilities, or behavioral challenges. Anxious homeschooling moms … Continue reading

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Does Sonlight Work for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

The F. family from Lutz, FL has homeschooled for the past 13 years. In this photo, Sydney (16) reads The Hawk and the Dove from Literature 230 with her favorite pet and constant companion, Mango. Does Sonlight's literature-based homeschool curriculum … Continue reading

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