How Should I Tackle Student Organization in a Homeschool?

How Important is Student Organization?

Student organization can be the most challenging thing to implement in homeschooling, but the fact is kids need organization. Not only do they need organization, they need to be taught how to be organized. So how important is student organization? It is essential!

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What Happens to Our Special Needs Kids After High School?

What’s going to happen after high school is over?

You and your student have made it to high school and are nearing the end. “What happens after high school?” is looming over your thoughts. You’ve spent the last three to four years preparing your special needs student for the “real world” with life skills and vocational education, but how do you launch them into adulthood?

Legal Guardianship or Independent

Obviously this depends largely on your child’s particular challenges, and you will have to adjust to his/her needs, but I will help point you towards resources and ideas to encourage you on this new journey. For most of us, we will be managing some aspect of our child’s life as long as we can. So part of this adult plan will be deciding on our child’s capabilities and if legal guardianship is necessary. Discuss this with your child, your child’s doctor and your family. Have realistic expectations going into this new season.

 

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Overcome Obstacles: Using Nature Studies with Special Needs

A Complete Guide to Nature Studies for Children with Special Needs

Being in nature, doing nature studies and nature journaling are three of my favorite things to do in our homeschool.  But as a special needs family, we also face some obstacles.

I have found that over the years, being in nature does not come as naturally to all as it does to us. I have also learned that there are many excuses for not making the time to be in nature. But sometimes they are not just excuses.

Sometimes we face a legitimate obstacle that we feel we cannot overcome.  One of my twins has cerebral palsy. When she was little she used a walker to aid with walking and now she uses a wheelchair full time.

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