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.

How to Homeschool the Visual-Linguistic and Visual-Spatial Learner

Do you have a child who struggles with listening and understanding while you read aloud? Would they prefer to read the material themselves instead? Do they need to write down what they are thinking in order to remember it best? … Continue reading

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How to Homeschool the Tactile, Movement-Oriented, and Sensory-Seeking Child

In a classroom setting, highly kinesthetic or sensory-seeking children are notoriously difficult to teach because they have a deep-rooted need to perform actions generally considered distracting for the rest of the classroom. Those actions involve moving and touching, and they … Continue reading

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

Because writing always felt like a natural way to express myself, I was flabbergasted when I found myself homeschooling students who were extremely reluctant writers! The most I could expect out of them when faced with a blank sheet of … 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

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 breakneck speed, while those who struggle can slow things down to a manageable pace. … 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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