Homeschooling is great for alleviating sensory challenges
We homeschool in part for Cub to have a positive sensory environment so he can focus on learning and not on the sensory challenges he’d have in a traditional classroom. We also make an effort to participate in learning opportunities in our community when we can. By controlling our sensory diet we can work on his coping skills when we are out and about, facing sensory challenges.
Cub’s Autism shows itself strongly with his sensory sensitivities, things like loud noises and busy crowded spaces can be overwhelming and make him easily agitated and anxious. We have learned many ways we can help him control his sensory input from working with an Occupational Therapist. Through trial and error, we found the ones that work the best for Cub.
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