Homeschooling is the perfect solution for any student who has a hard time adjusting to traditional schooling. It’s important to understand that not being able to adjust to traditional schooling is not something to be ashamed of. Traditional schooling is very rigid and limited. It is very suitable for a specific type of student – students who are reflective and verbal do extremely well in a traditional school. But students who are creative and visual often have a hard time, even though they are often just as talented, if not more so, than “traditional” students.
When it comes to special needs students, homeschooling is often not just the best solution, but the only solution. Traditional schools simply lack the resources and the knowledge needed to make sure that special needs students get the attention they need to do well academically.
Special needs homeschooling works, because it can be easily adapted to each student’s special needs. Regardless of what the special need is – Aspergers, ADD, OCD or chronic illnesses, the one thing common to all special needs students is that they require a lot of flexibility, understanding and learning at their own pace while being removed from social pressures and stigma. A traditional school simply cannot give them that, and so we see students that are very bright and capable suffering academically and not reaching their full potential.
Special needs homeschooling in a fully accredited homeschooling program enables these bright, talented children to receive the best education, specifically tailored to their special needs and learning preferences. For many special needs students, a visual, creative, technology-based homeschooling program is perfect. We’ll discuss this in a future post.