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Here's my situation: My homeschooled son is 11 and in 6th grade. The only subject he's behind in is Spelling and he's VERY behind. I determined that he is spelling on a beginning of 2nd grade level (4 grade levels behind). I've tried AAS, Spelling Workout, Sequential Spelling, and a couple other programs. He is trying but has made very little progress in spelling and makes classic dyslexic mistakes like leaving out vowels and whole syllables, and spelling super phonetically, but not correctly. Dysgraphia is also a big issue. He does have reading issues (mainly new words, names, pronunciations, and skipping small words/inaccurate reading), but these pale in comparison to his abysmal spelling that never improves. I'm at the point where I NEED to do something drastic to help his spelling... something VERY different than anything we've ever done. I had my heart set on Barton (I love Susan Barton and her website as it really helped me identify what was going on and learn more about dyslexia). But I was sad to realize that I cannot afford it. I looked for it used and still couldn't find it. So now I'm considering whether I should seek services from the public school. I have no experience with dealing with schools other than sending in my homeschool paperwork. Now what?? My questions are: 1) Are there any other highly recommended OG methods like Barton that ARE affordable? Do tell!! 2) What about the more "alternative" methods like rainbow writing, sculpting words with play-dough, or associating words with pictures? I'll try anything! lol Are these worth a try for a kid who struggles a LOT in spelling (not mildly dyslexic)? 3) Should I tell the school district about my son's dyslexia? If so, how? 4) Am I *legally required* to inform the district about a diagnosed or suspected learning disability? 5) If I do tell them, what are the possible repercussions for my homeschool, or for my son's "record"? 6) I know that public schools are legally required to provide services to those who request it, but are they generally even equipped to provide remediation for dyslexic kids? (One of my fears is making it "public", it going on his record, getting involved with the school, getting an IEP, and THEN finding out that all they do is work with him on spelling once a week or so and aren't even trained in dyslexia remediation or use an appropriate method... since that's the whole point. 7) If I did get him an IEP would he then have an IEP for the rest of his school career? 8) It's very obvious that he is dyslexic as he has MANY classic signs, but is a diagnosis required in order to get an IEP? I think I read that diagnosis isn't required, but a "need" is required. Is that right? For example, my understanding is that the school does not diagnose, but the school is required to assess whether a child is *eligible* for services. So doesn't that mean that I don't need to go through the whole diagnosis process prior to getting an IEP if we went that route? 9) If I didn't get an IEP but instead got private tutoring or tutored him myself, am I still legally required to tell the school district about his learning disability?? Anything else I should know? Any other options I'm not thinking of? I really need to get on a "road" and I'm so confused about which one to take at this point!! I'm reading books about dyslexia and how to deal with schools, but they never talk about how it relates to homeschooling so I feel like there's a big gap in my understanding about where to go from here. Even HSLDA doesn't seem to provide much info. Thanks in advance!! Tara
This is from HSLDA'S website. I'm wondering what the birthday cut off is for a child turning 6. If their 6 by say sept register, or if their 6 in that calendar school year register? Does any one know, I can find it documented any where. Compulsory Attendance ages: â€œbetween the ages of six and 17.â€ The parent, legal custodian, or guardian of a child who is six years old may opt out of enrolling the child in school by written notification to the local school board that the child will not be enrolled until age seven. A child attending a church school prior to attaining his or her 16th birthday may withdraw at age 16. Alabama Code Â§ 16-28-3. 180 days (public schools only). None.
I'm looking for homeschoolers in Colorado. Right now we live in Kansas and our regulation for hs'ing are very limited. All we have to do is file with the state BOE by the time the kiddos turn 7. My brother and I were homeschooled here in Kansas so this is my only experience. Colorado has more regulations than we do here and even though I've checked it out through the HSLDA I'm looking for actual on the ground experience with their regulations. I'm kind of scared of having to file with any agency on a regular basis regarding test scores etc. Any advice is welcome!
Guest posted a topic in General Education Discussion BoardMy name is Holly. I am currently homeschooling in Georgia. We will be moving to Jamestown, NY (or Bemus Point) Within the year, so I wanted to go ahead and start this year off with New York standards. I have found a couple sites with the laws for NY. Where do you have to submit your Letter of Intent and your IHIP form? All of the websites are saying to submit to NY, NY or Buffalo. I am just confused at where all these forms need to go, also... What are the correct sites for Laws in NY? It seems they all say something different. I realize I do not need to turn these in until we move, but I want to make sure I am already in the habit since NY seems much more strict than Georgia.