Are You Homeschooling a Child who is “Differently Wired?”

Do you have a child who is “differently wired?” Perhaps he or she has an official diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, learning disability, giftedness, difficulty with executive function, sensory processing disorder, etc., or maybe you simply know that your child is different without seeking an official diagnosis. In either case, Differently Wired: Raising …

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Do You Need to Rethink School?

Susan Wise Bauer is a work in progress, just like the rest of us. The author of The Well-Trained Mind and the Story of the World series can sometimes come across as super-intelligent (which she is) and having it way more together than the rest of us making our way through the daily challenges of …

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The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids

If you have a child on the higher end of the autism spectrum (or if you are without an official diagnosis but suspect that your child fits the criteria) you will definitely want to read The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals can help spectrum kids become successful adults. Temple Grandin, Ph.D., who has autism …

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Smile & Succeed for Teens

It has always been a challenge for young people to make the transition from school into the world of paid employment, but in today’s technocentric world, that challenge has become even bigger. Many young people simply do not have the people skills necessary to get and keep a job. Kirt Manecke sets out to fix …

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Can You Homeschool a Child with Aspergers?

In some ways I was lucky. I knew nothing about Aspergers when I started homeschooling. I only knew that my oldest son was different from other children. Although I had researched homeschooling, I chose to send him to our local parochial school for kindergarten and first grade. It was not a positive experience. He never …

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Book Review: Asperkids

I recently reviewed The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome by Jennifer Cook O’Toole which my Aspie teen highly recommended. I therefore was eager to read the original book in the series: Asperkids: An Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children …

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Can You Homeschool a Child with Autism?

In some ways I was fortunate. We received the diagnosis that my son has Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of Autism, after we had already been homeschooling for two years. Therefore, I never had to wonder if I could homeschool a child on the autism spectrum – I was already doing it! A diagnosis merely …

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Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome by Lise Pyles Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004 My older son was recently diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. As a result, I’ve been taking a crash course on the subject, trying to read and learn all I can. All the books I have read have been helpful in their own way, …

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