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Homeschooling with possible LD
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:20 am
Hi, I am the mother of 4 children. My 3rd child is having difficulties in school, she is in 2nd grade. The school has not been a help and I have had enough. Basically for the last two years, there has been concerns her having a Learning Disability and all of a sudden she's fine, according to the school district, even though test are indicating she is a grade level behind on reading, on writing fluency she is kindergarten level. Plus, the 2nd grade class, a majority of the kids have some kind of learning issues, so they are teaching her easier material, which she excels at and looks like, oh there are no problems now-she's doing great.
I am debating on home schooling her, I have sent off for information through our state department. Please understand I have been working intensely with her at night. She is learning, just takes a little longer.
Has anyone home schooling a child with a possible learning disability?
She is also diagnosed as ADD.
If I do homeschool, when she is ready to enter back in public school, not this one though, how is the transition?
I just want to make the best decesion for my child.
Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:21 pm
My daugher has a learning disability. She was seeing a reading specialist weekly since 3rd grade. I am homeschooling her for the first time this year and she has had no problems in spelling or reading and she hasn't been seeing the reading specialist this year. I think the one on one teaching and being able to progress at her own pace has really helped her.
Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:52 pm
My son is in 3rd grade this year, but I took him out after 1st. THey weren't going to keep him back and he needed to learn the basics over again. He has a working memory disorder. He still gets special services 3x60min a week, at the school, but I'm pretty sure that his will be his last year. He has a hard time testing, he clams up when the pressure is on, so we don't really test the way that the schools do, when I feel that he knows the information, we move on, the less stress the more he learns a dn the more he likes school, instead of dreading it.
Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:10 pm
What I have found is that school districts label children as LD when they don't fit in their learning circle. The awesome thing about HSing is that you teach the way the child learns.
I was diagnosed LD in 4th grade I made it and am now teaching my ds9 and dd6. We are in our 3rd year. We tried to HS our oldest but she didn't want to have anything to do with it and she I had to fail her and she repeated 9th grade 2x. She is ADHD/LD and is now in 10th grade and is just right where she needs to be mentally, emotionally and socially.
My son is visually impaired and my dd6 is delayed. We just teach them both differently.
Home Schooling LD
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:18 pm
My daugther was 'diagnosed' with a LD in Kindergarten. We let her re-do Kindergarten, then in 2nd grade they gave her an IEP and sent her to and from a Special Learning Classroom... fast forward to 6th grade, which is JR. High where we live. She is a special ed class because she doesn't read well - about a 3rd grade level - for reading/writing/math and then general 6th grade pop for all else. She is a delightful, wonderful, social girl - just can't read. This week I'd had it and I took her out of school. In her 'special' class she was getting set aside because all the other kids have behavior issues - she doesn't. Anyway... I'm writing to you to say DO IT NOW. Looking back I wish we'd of made this decision years ago. We're just starting, this week, and I work a full time job (retail hours) so we're going to make it work!!!!! She's a smart girl, just needs some help. Hope it's working out well for you!!
Should you HS?
Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:19 am
I also have a daughter in 2nd grade who is "suspected" of having add/adhd. But does she??
It appears that as soon as a child has trouble in school they are given a label. They "must" have some LD that is going to take some sort of drug to fix...what a bunch of bunk...
Ever since the government took more control of education we have this huge rise in problem children..why?
Because they have a mandated way of teaching..and can't deviate from it..so what happens??
Try to picture the students in a classroom as lightbulbs.
The Curriculum is like a dial that when it is turned it lights the bulbs..do all of the bulbs light up? NO..never.. there are always those on the fringes..schools teach for the majority..and even that doesn't work all of the time..
Some kids are to fast or to slow for the teaching style so they get frustrated,,have issues and are labeled as ADD or ADHD..
My daughter was on there list..the fact of the matter is she was only a problem in "school". At home she would sit and read for hours, or play on the computer for a few hours..how could she do this if she had ADD..
At sunday school she was fine also..
The point is this...ALL children are different and require a style of learning that fits them..what works for johnny will not work for ruth..that doesn't make one better than the other ..just different..find a style that inspires them and you will be amazed at what they can do..children are naturally curious and want to learn..make it "fun" and they can learn anything..
By the way..starting next year my daughter will be homeschooled..
Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:31 am
I agree... they tried to say my daughter has ADD. She does not. She can do things she understands and enjoys for hours on end! Movies, books at home, now it's chatting w/friends online (she's 12). I regret not taking her out of school years ago... but, we can't go back so we'll just take it from here. She's already happier and less stressed. She was missing so much school due to not sleeping well and having stomach aches. Now, about 8am she wakes up happy.