How to Minimize Dysgraphia Frustration in Your Homeschool

Struggling with dysgraphia?

We struggle with Dysgraphia too.  Broken pencils became a common sight in our homeschool room, right next to the crumpled paper. Signs of frustration kept popping up daily. Learning doesn’t come easy for all students, and when it’s hard, emotions surface in unusual ways. In our home, broken pencils were a manifestation of dysgraphia.

Dysgraphia, a learning disability, affects handwriting, however, it’s more than messy penmanship. There is a disconnect between the brain and the hand. Not only does the hand struggle to form correct letters, there can also be trouble with spelling, thought processes, sequencing ideas and remembering the full thought while trying to write it. As with other learning disabilities, there are similarities or overlap with them, such as elements of dysgraphia are also found in elements of dyslexia or executive functioning issues.

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7 Benefits of Online Classes for Special Needs Homeschoolers

I’ve seen so many benefits of online classes for special needs homeschoolers

Although I do not have any special needs children of my own, while teaching at our local co-op for about 10 years and online for the past 5 years, I have noticed that special needs students often cope very well in an online environment and there seems to be a very real benefit of online classes for special needs homeschoolers.

I realize that, just like other children, special needs students don’t want to be taught by mom all the time, and they do like to interact with other children – but co-ops and live classes can be challenging!

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Wondering If You Can Homeschool Your Child with Special Needs?

You can homeschool your special needs child!

You know your child the best. A homeschooling environment can be controlled and designed with your child’s special needs in mind. And, in most cases, you can still get access to all the services your child may need. It may even be easier to accommodate those appointments without sacrificing their education too, by homeschooling!

Homeschooling a special needs child is often not supported by the doctors, specialists, and therapist we work with. Many parents can feel pressured to put their child in school.  With claims of “qualified professionals” and “easier access to services” it’s easy to understand. But homeschooling can be one of the best ways you can support your child and ensure they get the best education they can.

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