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Has anybody done a mix of homeschool and public school?

Mom2Boyson Tuesday, February 19 2013, 01:32 PM
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My son struggles a lot with writing in school. I do not see the school doing what he needs to progress, and I am really concerned. In other subjects he seems to be doing well. Due to homework and life schedules, I do not have extra time in the evenings to help him with his writing. I was thinking of perhaps asking the school to dismiss him from writing and letting me teach him at home. He likes being with his friends in school, and since he's doing fine in other subjects, I thought I would leave him there for the rest of his tasks.

Has anybody ever done this? How did it work out?

Thanks for your input!
      
  • Replied by Janetteon Sunday, February 24 2013, 06:39 PM·Hide·#1
    We are homeschooling ourselves, but I've done quite a bit of work with children who have handwriting difficulties, in school and home situations. Have you seen an Occupational Therapist, to find out what may be contributing to your son's writing difficulties (or you have and not found the right help yet)? Maybe a Behavioral Optometrist? Schools are not really set up to 'teach' handwriting if a child is having difficulty. You mention that your son is doing OK in other areas - is it his handwriting, or written expression he is struggling with?
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  • Replied by Mom2Boyson Monday, February 25 2013, 10:49 AM·Hide·#2
    My son has been working with an OT for 4 years now, so I would say we have given that a fair shot!

    He does struggle with expressive language a bit. He was in speech therapy until he was 9. He can't seem to write and think at the same time. We currently have him in vision therapy so perhaps that is part of the problem. I have read of other kids with this issue, but never seen a viable solution. I'm hoping there is something out there that can help him.

    Thanks!
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    Replied by hoover7127on Tuesday, February 26 2013, 01:34 PM·Hide·#3
    Don't depend on public schools alone, you must be involved! There are alot of great teachers but there are also alot of teachers that don't give a rip! Teaching a large class is hard and it is easy for some to slip through the cracks.

    Let me recommend what has helped my son, EasyRead. We tried alot of different programs and products but nothing seemed to help. Our son Christopher has done EasyRead and went from struggling to excelling in just a few months. I don't exactly understand how or why it works. But it absolutely does! It seems too simple but it's a process of changing how he interprets words. Absolutely amazed and sold on the process. Would buy the program again.
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