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  2. I am on year 27 of homeschooling, currently teaching our 14 and 16 yo sons, who are youngest 2 of six. Our 14 yo has HFA, along with OCD that kicked in at age 12. He is strong in math, currently doing Algebra. The wearying part is his attitude! He is often rude and disrespectful (not an issue with any of our other children), resists doing anything he doesn't want to do, and does not seem to be learning from consistent correction or having his main interest removed as a penalty (his screen time). This will sometimes cause him to comply, but is not bringing about an overall change in his attitu
  3. Some of you may or may not know that I homeschool a teen with autism. He struggles with the writing process. Both putting ideas on paper (through any medium) and the physical act of writing are PAINFUL for him. Today during the dreaded "writing time" he rebuffed all my suggestions for topics. I thought for sure he was headed for a meltdown/ confrontation. Instead, he asked me if he could use MS Word. I readily agreed. He went to work and a few minutes later came back with a paragraph entitled "Why Do Adults Drink Coffee?" I was stunned. It was adequate length and funny to boot. Yes, it ha
  4. I'm very thankful for WTMF community! I'm seeking wisdom from parents of any 2E kids who have experience with this scenario: 1) DS (or DD) homeschooling through high school to college; 2) highly gifted, loves learning, willing to work hard; 3) but is "low energy" (like many Aspie/ASD), needs plenty of down time alone; 4) considering pursuit of admission to top tier STEM colleges; 5) is very capable of the LEVEL of work that requires, but parents have doubts about ability to handle QUANTITY needed to be a competitive applicant; 6) Christian (student and parents). Ultimate goal is to most
  5. I have a younger brother who lives in US with our parents and my mother wants him to take TLP sessions (I've found some review on the blog about sensory therapies, http://www.sensory-therapies.com/review/the-listening-program-tlp/), but to be honest I'm not so sure about it - I've read some articles about ILS Therapy instead and they made me wonder if ILS wouln'd be a better way for him. And there is also B-Calm therapy that seems to be very helpful, but a friend told me that it might be unpleasant at first. Do you know anything about TLP? Should I let my mom do it?
  6. Does anyone have any tricks for helping a kid learn to maintain focus? What do you do when they focus while you're talking to them (1 minute) and then instantly zone out (waaaaay out) the second you turn your back? It's making learning impossible, and this is a very smart kid. Very frustrating for everyone. I'm not sure if this is an autism thing, an adhd thing, or what. Asking questions as often as possible helps, but I can't always be doing that.
  7. I happened on this book at the library while looking for something else and was caught by the title: Dyslogic Syndrome: Why Millions of Kids are "Hyper," Attention-Disordered, Learning Disabled, Depressed, Aggressive, Defiant, or Violent--and What We Can Do About It by Bernard Rimland. I have not finished it yet. Rather than say more at this point, other than that it is changing how I am thinking about a lot of things I see IRL and read on these boards, I'd like to put it out here and hope that others will read it too and then want to discuss it. And maybe it can help somebody here. Here
  8. Hi There, I'm looking for apps that are actually going through a "Sequence" to teach 1st grade to a child with Autism. He reads at least on a 2nd grade level. I want to use the iPad for him. Any help? Splash Math and IXL is what I was thinking about for Math. Anyone? :) Thanks
  9. My son will be in 6th grade in the fall. This was our first year of homeschooling. Overall, it has gone well. So much less stress than PS! He needs serious help with writing. He hates the physical act of writing. However, he will not type, so writing it is. He needs to learn how to write good sentences, paragraphs, and eventually a simple essay or report. I have emphasized to him over and over that 6th grade WILL have more writing and he will have to do it. (I eased off this year and we did many things orally to help with the adjustment to homeschool and decrease meltdowns as he was going
  10. This week I found a new program online called "Gemiini". Here is the link: https://gemiini.org/ It is a subscription based program with videos (over 12,000) for children with autism or special needs to help with speech and language. It is research based (repetition, working memory, novel events, etc.) and so far my daughter loves it. It's hard to explain without watching one, but I would check it out. They have a $1 monthly trial to test it out. Jenn
  11. Please help me. I am appealing to the extensive knowledge base of the Hive! My son is currently in 5th grade. I removed him from school in April of this year (4th grade) because he was having so many behavior issues associated with his High Functioning Autism. I deschooled until the start of this school year (when my other child returned to public school) when I started homeschooling in earnest. My son is average or above average IQ, but challenged with fine motor skills. He HATES anything to do with writing. I have been successful in getting him to write a sentence or two here or there,
  12. (x-posted w/ K-8) I have a sweet 9 year old boy who is a fairly good reader. His comprehension is also ok, but a little below average simply because of attention difficulties. He has Autism and is very visual, but is also hyperlexic so he is able to decode and read words at a fairly high level. He is so sweet, and so eager to learn, but has a tremendous amount of difficulty focusing and I want to make his first full time year of homeschooling a very positive and engaging experience for him. This can set the tone for the years to come as he has had some very difficult experiences with many
  13. My homeschooling days have ended and I've just discovered that an agency nearby is hiring ABA Tutors to work with families with children with autism. I've been reading up on it and it looks like a very interesting and rewarding job. Anyone familiar with ABA tutoring?
  14. Does anyone have a history (social studies) curriculum suggestion for a teen boy with autism with a 4th grade reading comprehension level and who needs lots of visual support? Thank you! Beth
  15. Hi, Our 9 year old son has recently been diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder and High Functioning Autism/Asperger's. He has long had problems in loud environments and classrooms, although he does great in one on one play. He has difficulties socializing in school and functioning in a typical classroom, but he is very happy, sweet and obedient in safe environments with one or two friends. A homeschooling friend and former teacher has suggested that my son might enjoy being in her son's Pokemon league. I knew very little about Pokemon until yesterday, when her son and daug
  16. I would like to take an informal poll of what interventions that you have tried that have helped your learning challenged child with reading comprehesnion. It would be helpful to know the sex and age of the child, the diagnosis of the child, the name of the intervention, the type of intervention, how long you did the intervention, and the overall effect (none//mild/moderate/high), including any grade level changes in comprehension. So for an example: Boy, age 11, moderate autism, Lindamoodbell Visualizing and Verbalizing, intensive one on one in a center, 6 months, moderate gains, i.e
  17. My son just watched this movie, which we received as a Christmas gift, and he strongly recommends it and asked me to post about it here (I recommend it too)! It would be suitable to parents and to older children. It does not particularly have anything that would be bad (strong language, sex, violence) for younger children so far as we noticed, but my son thinks children much younger than he is would probably just not understand it and thus be bored by it. He is 11.5 and we think children his age old or older could understand and appreciate it. It might be available to stream, or to buy a DV
  18. I would really appreciate some guidance from the hive mind on this one please. I'll try not to make it confusing. DS is 9 yo and in 3rd grade. We have been struggling with what was believed to be an attention problem in class since kindergarten. We've tried behavioral rewards, etc with no success. This year, he is getting worse. We investigated Auditory Processing Disorder this fall on the suggestion of the vice principal and a new Sunday school teacher. Eureka! We finally figured it out! I was present for the 3 hour audiologist eval, and it was crystal clear. The poor kid can'
  19. "Stanford researchers have unearthed clues about the formidable brains of some autistic children, suggesting that the diagnosis may signal a different cognitive style, not disability. Superior math skills were found in autistic Bay Area children with average intelligence compared with matched children who were not autistic. The two group's brain scans were different, as well. Images of the autistic children's brains while calculating math problems revealed a different pattern of activity than those of non-autistic children. .... The discovery of math talents in such children is particularl
  20. Has anyone out there see, heard of, or used these workbooks? http://www.dyslexiagames.com/ I would love to hear your opinions.
  21. Temple Grandin had a speaking engagement last month to talk about her new book, The Autistic Brain. (video is about one hour) http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=5201314
  22. Just wondering if there is anyone out there who has "given in" to an aspie that is very computer motivated. I am not a big fan of screen time, however, he really learns best with computer based programs. It seems to go against everything in him to sit with a book. I try and try but it is wearing me out. I am teaching two other children ages are 11, 9yo aspie and an almost 6 yo who is currently being assessed for autism, hfa. Any tips, tricks, suggestions? thanks!
  23. Does anyone know the best Ipad 4 protective cover to protect the Ipad from drops and cracked screens i really want to protect from facedown drops HELP please
  24. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/05/01/ottawa-autism-son-left-government-services.html?cmp=rss This scares me for my nephew's sake.
  25. So my boy (age 11) has done well in the public system, but is now ready to come home for more intensive 1-on-1. He has moderate-to-severe autism. It occurred to me yesterday that his needs will be very different from my dd's "typical" needs. He will need some degree of structure (to which this mama says YIKES!) He will need limited distractions (phone being off is fairly typical here anyhow, but I'm thinking of making curtains to separate our dining room area from everything else.) He will need lots of hands-on things, visual things, and a mom who can pull this off! HA! Anything you wish y
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