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Working curriculum with a Sensory Integration problems

 
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dempstermom
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:23 am    Post subject: Working curriculum with a Sensory Integration problems Reply with quote

We will be starting homeschooling this comming September. We held my now six year old a year because of some sensory integration-attention-fine motor issues. I will start him with Kindergarden curriculum and a very tight budget. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions to for low budget curriculum tailored for this type of kid. He grasp concepts quickly and is very bright.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he likes math, Miquon is wonderful and fun, and inexpensive. THe rest of curriculum could probably be more unschooling. Just letting him decide what he wants to learn about, go to the library and help him find the answers to his questions. There are some wonderful free websites for handwriting, and other things. Use the internet and you will find some great stuff.(make sure you have a good filter.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile Thanks. He does like math so I'll have to check that out. I've been tossing around between theme based curriculum and unschooling. Thank you so much.

Looking foward to the journey,
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he gets things quickly and you are on a budget that doesn't allow you to spend a lot on a curriculum, I would say for kindergarten just to get started, you may consider the standard of learning (Sols) and teach concept off of that. Go to the local library and do programs with them.

I buy paste and cut books from the dollar store to work on fine motor skills and have bought the cards with shoe strings you lace. I’ve made my own shapes with paper plates and a hole puncher. All these are great for fine motor skills.

Do you have an OT (occupation therapist)? They can help, if you can find one knowledgeable with sensory diets (this is just a term used to know what sensory integration techniques will work best for your child). I have read "Out of Sync Child" and "Raising a sensory smart child". These are wonderful.

I was getting my curriculums from EBay (do use caution, sometimes pieces are missing, don’t go over your budget) used curriculum sales (I will even negotiate prices), or discount coupons with our local Christian book store (sometimes this allows me to buy it new cheaper than used).

I set a budget of what I could afford, then I addressed what needs do I need to meet, and this is how I can up with a curriculum to start with.

A few moms in our area home-school off a “shoe string budget”; mine is a child size shoe string. Smile

Email me if you would like more suggestions and we can brain storm. My daughter has Sensory integration Disorder, her's is all over. Every child is different and what works for one may not for another. Trial and Error is how we found somethings that are great for her.

Jennifer
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