One of the best things we can teach our kids from an early age is that there is no shame in seeking help when they need it. Sometimes we as parents can help. Other times, we need to seek out the assistance of others with more expertise in specific areas. Here are some great resources for seeking tutors:
- How to Find a Tutor
- Many times teachers offer after school tutoring…even for students who do not have them as a teacher, and often times in different subjects than they teach at school (i.e. a science teacher may offer math tutoring). So, asking your child’s teacher and/or office administration is always the best place to begin.
- Kumon Learning Centers
As you follow Jill’s blog posts about her son, Jackson, she will outline their journey with autism through the public school system. Ultimately, Jill homeschooled Jackson from 8th grade through high school graduation. Because of Jackson’s unique learning abilities, no one full curriculum fit his needs. Jill spent countless hours researching the different curriculum options available to determine which might be the best fit for her son. Scroll down to find some of her top picks for high school curriculum.
- Locate a Homeschool Convention in your area. Go to their website and research each vendor, making a list of the vendors that appear to be viable options to meet your child’s needs.
- Attend the convention with your compiled list of vendors to visit. Once at their booths, you will be able to look through the various curriculum options, ask questions, and make a decision. Many times, the vendors will offer special deals to the convention attendees.
- Involve your child in curriculum choices, when possible. One of the exciting things about homeschooling is the ability to tailor your child’s education to his/her special interests.
- Consider attending not only the exhibit hall, but also some of the seminars. You will gain valuable information/tips, etc. to ensure the success of your school.
- Cathy Duffy’s 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum is a great place to begin your curriculum search. Even though it is a few years old, it offers some valuable information and can help as you begin your quest. More updated information can be located on her website.
Cathy Duffy Reviews – Homeschool Curriculum Reviews
Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
Wright’s Law and Special Education Law and Advocacy
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
- ABA – Applied Behavior Analysis – There is hope.
For more information on this program, go to https://www.centerforautism.com/
- ABA/VB – Applied Behavior Analysis with Verbal Behavior – There are countless videos on YouTube showing how ABA/VB works. Here is just one example:
For more information on Educational-Behavioral Therapies, go to https://tacanow.org/family-resources/traditional-therapies/