My sister is one of my biggest parental inspirations, since she too has a child on the spectrum. Although our children couldn’t be more different I take comfort knowing she GETS IT. I’m so proud she has began to feel comfortable enough to share her experience on this wonderful platform of uplifting and positive families, caregivers and support workers.
With her permission I have shared (below) how she has been navigating homeschooling for more then a year now and she tells me its ever changing! Keep sharing Kelly we love your perspective!
Our Home-schooling journey has been going on for almost a year now and we have overcome many obstacles and made much progress along the way. With that being said, it is a daily challenge and requires a lot of patience and persistence. In our home we are constantly changing the way we do things, to keep it appealing. This is what you do when you have a child who is on the spectrum (ADHD, ODD, OCD, +) and focus for any length of time is a serious challenge. You gotta go with the flow and keep trying new things until you find what works.
I never wanted to have a “classroom-type” set up but I am willing to try almost anything to see if it makes a difference to establish a more consistent routine.
Avery is already playing with the letter-board, making new words since he is not happy with the ones I’ve chosen.