We all want our kids to be great readers. We want them to love learning. But when a child struggles to read, that love of learning can be dashed to bits along with self-confidence. We deal with dyslexia and ADHD in a child who tested at high school level comprehension when he was 7 years old. I can tell you now that when we had him tested … [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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Math was a struggle. Not just for my sweet Mr. T, but for me teaching him. We would both get so very frustrated. With each other, with math, and with the challenges that were causing all the trouble. If you have dealt with learning challenges in your children, then you know the heartbreak and angst that it can cause. How it can leave your … [Read more...]
Homeschooling ADHD Naturally Paul Collins said, Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It's that you're destroying the peg. I would say the same is true of children with ADHD. One of the biggest reasons families pull their children out of the … [Read more...]
Today's episode is brought to you by Audible. Get your free Audible Trial here. Listen here: Homeschool, Socialization, and Special Needs "I would love to homeschool my child with special needs, but they need extra opportunities to practice their social skills." This is one of the most common reasons I hear for parents feeling … [Read more...]
A Gentle Homeschool Morning Schedule As we've gotten back into the school groove this year, morning time has definitely become our very favorite part of our daily homeschool schedule. It's a routine more than a schedule but there are places for both. As I shared on Instagram recently, each quarter I create a week-at-a-glance design for our … [Read more...]
Yahoo, y'all! It is that time of the year again and I'm super excited to share our homeschool curriculum with you this year. I hope you find some new things to explore and some tools and tips to help your homeschool thrive this year. If you've found some new gems, don't be shy! Please share them in the comments. We all love finding the right … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]