Gifted Children Have Different Needs The needs of gifted children are quite different from the needs of non-gifted children because gifted children’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual development are often asynchronous. Think of the typical story of the young elementary-aged child who can read and comprehend text at the middle or high … [Read more...]
Twice Exceptional: Giftedness & Special Needs
What is twice exceptional?
The term twice exceptional, often abbreviated as 2e, has only recently entered educators' lexicon and refers to intellectually gifted children who have some form of disability. These children are considered exceptional both because of their intellectual gifts and because of their special needs.
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I have an eleven year old who loves math. She devours workbooks, seeks out math related games and confidently tells me that math is her favorite subject. Thing is, she's a fifth grader working at a third grade level. And that is one of the things I love best about homeschooling. We homeschoolers are proud of the accomplishments of … [Read more...]
Children with special needs often experience gaps or deficits in certain skills, while being ahead in others. Whether your children with special needs have ADHD, autism, dyslexia or any other sort of disability or learning disorder, this is common. It's part of the reason we love homeschooling. When you homeschool, you can tailor their education to … [Read more...]
Imagine having a visual learner with dyslexia who often can't remember what you read to him an hour before but can quote an entire movie after he sees it once. Enter homeschooling with documentaries to help add in the visual element he needs. Imagine this same child after getting the visual aspect then pointing out things he remembers … [Read more...]
Homeschool planning got you down? Use our Charlotte Mason homeschool planner and quarterly planning system to take the stress out of planning your homeschool.Honey, you don't have time to be stressed about planning your homeschool year. At least that's what I've always told myself just after flipping my lid. How does one plan out a whole … [Read more...]
How to Create a Homeschool Room Creating a homeschool space can be daunting. To have a dedicated space or not to have a dedicated space? To decorate it to the perfect degree or go for a minimalist approach? Waldorf or Montessori? And the list of choices and decisions goes on and on and on. Today I'm sharing with you what our current homeschool … [Read more...]
Having a child with sensory challenges can be a bit, well, challenging at times. Teaching your child how to self-regulate is a major accomplishment! With SPD, Apraxia, ADHD, and generally high energy boys this is something we are always working on. We have been having incredible success getting the boys to decompress on their own in this … [Read more...]
Classical Charlotte Mason Homeschool Classical and Charlotte Mason educational homeschooling methods are very complimentary. Our homeschool is a lovely hybrid blend of both. By sharing our curriculum, our desire is to give you ideas and resources that will make your homeschool more vibrant. There is no need to ever try and mimic someone else's … [Read more...]
When Your Bright Child is a Struggling Reader Lots of things come easily to some children. Having a child who loves to be a read to, who has a high school level comprehension and vocabulary, and who eats science projects for breakfast is a wonderful, if sometimes exhausting, thing. When this same child cannot sound out simple words, … [Read more...]
Homeschool Astronomy I never had the opportunity to take astronomy classes in school and I don't think I ever contemplated it much. Then I became a mom to two boys who love everything about space and rockets and one of whom is enamored with history and navigation, which was done through the study of what? Astronomy. Disclosure: I received the … [Read more...]